Kildare County Council Welcome Pop-Up Pool to Leixlip

Kildare County Council and Swim Ireland are delighted to announce a Pop-Up Pool will be coming to Leixlip from 25th May to October 2023. The pool, located at Leixlip GAA Club, is 12 meters by 3.4 meters, in a hard sided marquee and is heated to 30 degrees providing the perfect environment to learn to swim or enjoy being in the water.

The opportunities that the pool will provide and the benefits it will have for the local community are far reaching including school swimming lessons, aquafit classes, autism friendly swim classes, adult swimming lessons, community groups and private bookings, all at an affordable price. Organisers are currently engaging with schools and community groups, with bookings now open for learn to swim.

Sonya Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Kildare County Council said; “We’re delighted to be working with Swim Ireland to welcome this fantastic resource to Leixlip. We very much hope the people of Leixlip get to experience the pool over the coming months whether you’re learning to swim, joining a class or simply enjoying the experience.”

Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane commented “We are delighted to be working with Kildare County Council to bring the Pop-Up Pool to Leixlip. Swimming is a life-skill, and one that it is vital for every child. The Pop-Up Pool is a fantastic opportunity to teach children, and adults, in the area to swim. We look forward to welcoming the people of Leixlip, of all ages and abilities to experience the pool and take advantage of the opportunities available.”

“According to the most recent Sport Ireland Irish Sports Monitor, swimming was the second most popular sport among adults, with 300,000 individuals participating each week. Through our support of Swim Ireland’s pop-up pool initiative, we are delighted to see increased opportunities for individuals to engage in swimming, particularly in Leixlip, County Kildare. This initiative will contribute to fostering a vibrant and active community, promoting the benefits of swimming, and ensuring that more people can enjoy this wonderful sport.” said Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Dr. Úna May.

Bookings for the pool can be made on the through our Pop-Up Pool Page. Bookings are now open and there will be options for Schools, Community Groups, Learn to Swim and Aqua Aerobics, we anticipate demand to be high so book early to avoid missing out.