Kildare welcomed Swim Ireland's Pop-Up Pool to Leixlip on 25 May, located at Leixlip GAA Club (Gleneaston) until October 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you to the pool over the coming months, with learn to swim, schools swimming and public swims available for booking now.

Swim Ireland is working very closely with Kildare Local Sports Partnership on the Pop-Up Pool project, delivering several community programmes at the Pop-Up Pool in Leixlip. To book the community programme, please contact Kildare Local Sports Partnership directly, as these programmes are not available to be booked directly on our website.

Please contact Donna Berry at donnaberry.ksp@gmail.com to enquire about any of the below programmes:

KLSP Parents & Toddler
KLSP Female Swim Lessons
KLSP Midlife Swimmin Women
KLSP Older Adult Aqua Aerobic

Please contact Fiach Andrews fandrews@kildarecoco.ie to enquire about any of the below programmes:

KLSP Kids with additional needs swimming lessons

KLSP Junior Wheelchair Swim Group

KLSP swimming for adult with intellectual disabilities

KLSP swimming for visually impaired

Book your Swim

You can contact the Swim Ireland Participation team who will be happy to help you on popuppool@swimireland.ie

Swim Lessons

  • Can be booked by and for individuals.
  • €11.50 per lesson, depending on length of the block.
  • Payment required in advance.

Public Swim

  • Children €3.50
  • Adults €7.50

School Swimming

  • €55 per hour
  • 16 children: full hour
  • 32 children: 2×30 minute session

Community Group

  • €65 per hour
  • €80 with swimming instructor.

Private Hire

  • €65 per hour or €125 for 2 hours.

Keep in Mind….

When deciding which level to book your child into, always keep in mind that it is much better to move your child up a class because what they are doing is too easy than moving them down because it is too difficult. A negative experience caused by fear can damage their confidence and be much harder to overcome and as such will hamper progress. Being at ease and relaxed, where a child feels comfortable, will allow them to feel safe, they will feel proud of themselves and this will only enhance their learning experience. When selecting the level of class for your child, and you have any doubt at all…choose the lower level – Swim Ireland will always move your child up to the next level if they are in the wrong class or the activities are too easy for them.

Level 1

This Level is for complete non-swimmers, your child may not have done swimming lessons before, be a minimum of 4 years old and not able to go into the water independently. Normally children in this level will be nervous of putting their face in the water and uncomfortable when they are out of their depth or without parental support.

Level 2

This level is for beginners who can move around the pool wearing arm bands or swim discs, your child will learn to be safe without any floatation aids, will learn to move under the water and on top of the water. By the end of this level your child will be able to float unassisted on their front and their back and be able to move through the water over 5m.

Level 3

This level is for children who can submerge under the water and float on their front and their back without any artificial aids or any physical support from an Assistant Swimming Teacher. Your child will be able to move comfortably but won’t have any specific stroke technique. By the end of this level your child will be able to show basic kicking action of all four strokes, hold a streamline position and be in a position to keep themselves water safe.

Level 4

This level is for children who can show kicking action of all four strokes and will begin to learn the arm action and develop their technique over 10m.

Level 5

Level 5 is for children who have the ability to swim effective frontcrawl and backcrawl arm actions, can demonstrate effective 10m frontcawl with bilateral breathing and 10m backcrawl with good technique. In Level 5 children will continue to develop further stroke technique for frontcrawl, backcrawl and breaststroke legs and arms actions.

Yes – there are male and female changing rooms but we recommend that you come for your session beach ready; wear your togs under your clothes, so that you just need to take your clothes off and get into the pool!

There are no showers available in the Pop-Up Pool

You should wear your swimwear – ideally tight fitting shorts or costume, swimming hats are required and it’s always good to bring a pair of goggles to protect your eyes.

Our Learn to Swim programme starts from the age of 4 years. Our lessons running in the afternoons and weekends cater for children aged 4-8 and 9-16 – please check the details of the lesson to see if it is for the younger age or the older age group when making your booking

You can just go for a dip, ask us for a teacher to provide some lessons or we can find an Aqua Aerobics instructor for you. We can also provide equipment to try mermaid/shark lessons or you can bring your own inflatable toys for some inflatable fun!

The Pop-Up Pool is 12 meters long, 3.4 meters wide and 1.2 meters deep.

The Swim Ireland Pop-Up Pool Terms of Reference can be found here.

You can contact the Swim Ireland Participation team who will be happy to help you on popuppool@swimireland.ie

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