Toe in the water. Face in the water. Keeping afloat. Touching the bottom. Me and the water.

Swim Ireland are the leading provider of swim education on the island of Ireland. We are the only delivery and awarding body who's qualifications are recognized by Sport Ireland Coaching and Sport NI (the two Sport Councils within Ireland).

The Education Department offer standard courses in the classroom and on deck, online courses that can be completed in the comfort of your own home and blended courses that are a combination of the two. We offer courses in the following areas;

  • Teaching - Swimming
  • Coaching - Diving, Open Water, Swimming, Synchro and Water Polo
  • Safeguarding
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Technical- Officials and Team Management (Swimming and Water Polo)

All courses and CPD workshops are delivered by trained Swim Ireland Tutor Assessors, the Tutor Assessors facilitate the sharing of knowledge ensuring the maintenance and development of aquatic knowledge and skills throughout Ireland.

Check out our Education Prospectus and Education Calendar to find a course. To book a place on any of the courses please create a user profile on the Swim Ireland Database. For any queries, our education team contacts are listed below.

Teaching

Teaching

Swim Ireland Teachers will introduce, develop and consolidate the eight Core Aquatic Skills, develop the four swimming strokes and create opportunities to ensure a lifetime of safety in the water for both adults and children

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Coaching

Coaching

Swim Ireland Coaches will build on the knowledge and skills provided by Swim Ireland Teachers. Responsibilities will include further cultivating and refining performance in the respective aquatic discipline. This includes non-competitive, competitive and elite performance in line with Long Term Athlete Development

At Swim Ireland, we are committed to addressing the lack of female coaching across Irish aquatics, by offering subsidised training for women through our Women in Sport (WIS) Coaching & Mentoring Programme. To find out more visit Women In Sport.


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Education News

Education Team

Joni Harding

Joni Harding

Director of Education

+353 86 853 3129

Csenge Deak

Csenge Deak

Education Support Officer

+353 86 776 5901

Contact for queries in relation to Level 1, 2 and 3 teaching and coaching course registrations , Equivalency and RPL applications.

Paul Cain

Paul Cain

Education Support Officer

+353 86 140 7881

Contact for queries regarding Safeguarding courses, Officials course, Team Manager courses & CPD courses

Aveen Colvin

Aveen Colvin

Water Polo Education Administrator

+353 1 6251120

Contact for queries regarding Education for Water Polo clubs

Bethan Laker

Bethan Laker

National Pool Partnerships and Programming Manager

+353 86 033 2113

Mary Bolger-Hinds

Mary Bolger-Hinds

Swim Ireland Facility Manager

+353 86 863 7906

Operational queries in relation to Seán MacDermott Street Pool

Brónach McGovern

Brónach McGovern

Administration Support Officer (Intern)

+353 86 041 2325

Lesley Walsh

Lesley Walsh

Administration Co-Ordinator (Seán MacDermott Street Pool & Programmes)

+353 86 035 4986

Administration queries in relation to Seán MacDermott Street Pool, Learn to Swim and School Swimming