Learn to swimShannon Leisure Centre is delighted to be partnering with Ireland’s National Governing Body for Swimming Swim Ireland to bring you the new Swim Ireland Learn to swim Programme.

This programme delivers a fresh and innovative way of teaching your children how to swim. There is a focus on developing fundamental movement skills through structured play in lower levels and developing stroke technique over short distances as swimmers’ advance. This methodology encourages children to progress quicker and develop more effective and robust aquatic skills, that will help them be stronger, more efficient and subsequently, safer swimmers.

As part of the new programme each child will receive a Learn to Swim Passport so your chuild can record their own personal journey in learning to swim. Shannon Leisure Centre will recognise and reward effort and achievement, with passport stickers as your child progresses.

Shannon Leisure Centre is committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching delivery and adopting the Learn to Swim programme ensures your child is receiving the best swimming education in Ireland

Some notable changes:

  • Group swimming lessons is now open to kids aged 4-12ys
  • Group 1 Beginners lesson will run for 30mins
    • Group 2-5 will remain 45mins

Change over to the Learn to Swim Programme will start form the 3rd March which coincides with the start date of the next set of lessons. We do expect demand to be very high as usual and we strongly recommend early bookings as places are limited.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 061 361841

Swim Ireland


This highly popular set of lessons gives kids water confidence with a little bit of fun. €68 for 8 lessons. Age: 3 yrs. Lessons are once a week for 30 mins.

  • Saturday 11am (Beginners) Next set start date 5th January (Spaces Available)
  • Sunday 11am (Beginners) Next set start date 6th January (Spaces Available)
  • Thursday 3:15pm (Beginners) Next set start date 10th January (Spaces Available)


Kids Weekend Lessons

  • Part of the new Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme
  • Kids Age: 4–12 yrs
  • €68 for 8 weeks
  • Saturday 10am  Next set start date 5th January (Spaces Available)
  • Sunday 10am  Next set start date 6th January (Spaces Available)


Kids Midweek Lessons

  • Part of the new Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme
  • Kids Age: 4–12 yrs
  • €68 for 8 weeks
  • Tuesday 4pm Next set start date 8th January (Spaces Available)
  • Wednesday 4pm Next set start date 9th January (Spaces Available)


Swimming LessonsKids Different Strokes

Classes are every Saturday @ 9am or Tuesday or Wednesday @ 5:00 pm and cost €44 for 8 sessions. Each set last 8 weeks. Different strokes consist of lane swimming with an element of stroke correction. It is part of the Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme and is ideal for anyone who needs a little endurance work before they make the step up to a club.  Contact reception for further details.

  • Tuesdays 5pm with Eavan & Rory. Next set starts 8th January (Spaces Available)
  • Wednesdays 5pm with Karl & Donal. Next set starts 9th January (Spaces Available)
  • Saturday 9am with Eavan & Rory. Next set starts 5th January (Spaces Available)


Adult Lessons

  • €50 for 5 lessons
  • Wednesdays @ 8:00pm for 5 weeks. Next set starts 17th October (Spaces Available)

A Non Refundable deposit of €20 is needed to secure your place in all swimming lessons. Places on swimming courses do not automatically roll forward to the next set. You must secure your place in the next set by paying a €20 deposit at reception when booking date has opened. Booking sheet for following set of lessons opens the day after your current lessons start.


Private lessons

Please contact Reception on 061-361841 for details of Private Lessons.


Easy Pay Breakdown

  • Breakdown of Easy Payment schedule for swimming lessons.
  • €20 deposit must be paid in advance for all lessons to secure place.
  • €10 must be paid on the first day of the lessons.
  • The remaining €10 balance must be paid on the second day of lessons.
  • If you miss any lessons during the set you must still pay the full sum.
  • Failure to pay full amount may result in loss of swimming lessons place and closure of easy payment facility..