Karl FogartyPosition in the company:

Number of years in the Leisure Industry:
14 years

Working at Shannon Swimming & Leisure centre since:
I started with the company in June 2002 as a Leisure Attendant.
After working up through supervisory and duty managerial positions I became manager of the company in 2008

Graduate of IT Sligo in 2001 with Degree in Recreation & Leisure Management with Business Studies
Essential Trainer Skills (Train the Trainer) 2005 – NUIG
National Pool Lifeguard Award – IWS
Full Swim Teacher – IWS
Water Safety Instructor – IWS
TRX Suspension Training Instructor – KG Elite Performance
Indoor Climbing Wall Instructor
Basic First Aid – ShannonPT
Cardiac First Responder Defibrillation included – ShannonPT
Defibrillator instructor – IWS
Cert in Psychology of Motivation& Exercise – Cybex International
Certificate in Safety Statement Preparation & Management of Safety Risks – Azero
Certificate received for Health & Safety for managers – Procad Training
Manual Handling Training – ShannonPT
Child Protection Certified

A Little bit about me:
Sport has always and continues to be my passion so it was only natural that I would end up in the leisure industry.
I Love the sport of Triathlon and am a keen runner and cyclist. For many years I played hurling for my local club Wolfe Tones, college IT Sligo and Soccer with Shannon Olympic FC.
I love travelling and have visited a number of far flung destinations across the globe 🙂

Completed Ironman 70.3 Galway in 2012, Ironman 70.3 Dublin and Ironman Barcelona (full distance) in 2015
Won All Ireland (Ryan Cup) Hurling medal with IT Sligo in 2001
Won numerous soccer league title medals with Shannon Olympic FC
Won All Ireland Bronze medal in School Swimming

To complete 10 full Ironman distance events
To continue to learn everything there is to know in business and the leisure industry
To make Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre one of the top Leisure Facilities in Ireland