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

Places will be kept for swimmers on current set until WEEK 4, then will be open to the public.

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. €72 for 8 lessons. Age: 3 yrs. Lessons are once a week for 30 mins.

  • Saturday 12pm (Beginners) Next set start date 25th April (Spaces Available)
  • Saturday 12.40pm (Advanced) Next set start date 25th April (Spaces Available)
  • Sunday 11am (Beginners) Next set start date 26th April (Spaces Available)
  • Sunday 11.40am (Beginners) Next set start date 26th April (Spaces Available)

Kids Weekend Lessons

  • Part of the new Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme
  • Kids Age: 4–12 yrs
  • €75 for 8 weeks
  • Saturday 10am  Next set start date 25th April (Spaces Available)
  • Saturday 11am  Next set start date 25th April (Spaces Available)
  • Sunday 10am  Next set start date 26th April (Spaces Available)


Kids Midweek Lessons

  • Part of the new Swim Ireland Learn to Swim programme
  • Kids Age: 4–12 yrs
  • €75 for 8 weeks
  • Tuesday 4pm  Next set start date 28th April (Spaces Available)
  • Wednesday 4pm Next set start date 29th April (Spaces Available)


Swimming LessonsKids Different Strokes

Classes are every Saturday @ 9am or Tuesday or Wednesday @ 5:00 pm and cost €55 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 Orla & Rory. Next set starts 28th April (Spaces Available)
  • Wednesdays 5pm with Karl & Donal. Next set starts 29th April (Spaces Available)
  • Saturday 9am with Emily & Rory. Next set starts 25th April (Spaces Available)


Adult Lessons

  • €60 for 5 lessons
  • Wednesdays @ 8:00pm for 5 weeks. Next set starts 18th March  (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.

Private Swimming Lessons Policy


Easy Pay Breakdown

  • Breakdown of Easy Payment schedule for swimming lessons.
  • €20 deposit must be paid in advance for all lessons to secure place.
  • Balance must be paid on the first day of the 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.