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  • 06-08-2008 6:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭

    ok I've wanted to swim properly forever but it's never happened just moved into IFSC and was wondering if anyone knows of any good city centre-ish swimming classes for adults - also any leisure centres in hotels that allow casual visits rather than having to become a member that have a pool and steam room etc,

    thanks a mill


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,365 ✭✭✭hunnymonster

    I learned to swim here

    There are 2 teachers who are excellent (sorry can't remember their names but ask for the experienced swim teachers). The pool itself is fine but the changing rooms could do with being cleaned more frequently. It's certainly one that is worth checking out.

    There is another pool up by talbot street (in a school?), TCD now have a pool. They are the one's that come to mind straight away.

    Good luck with the swimming lessons. It's a great skill to master.

  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭Samson

    What's wrong with the Liffey?
    Just hop in, you're sure to get plenty of advice from the quay walls - it's how I learned.

    But seriously, I would second that recommendation for the Countess Markievicz pool. They did a grand job on the rebuild (I remember what the old Corpo pool used to be like).

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,074 ✭✭✭BendiBus

    I learned at the Markievicz as well. One of the good teachers was called Karl who gave the improvers class. The other, who taught the beginners class, is now working at the TCD pool.

    Anyway, check when the next lessons start at the Markievicz. You won't do better anywhere else.