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Swimming 2017-09-23T13:50:52+00:00

Swimming Lessons

Get started swimming at any age

Oakgrove’s 18m swimming pool was designed with swimmers and those learning to swim in mind. Its a rectangular deck level pool ideal for lane swimming while it includes both a deep and shallow end along with a stairway entrance so that even the most nervous learner won’t feel overwhelmed. It also includes two hydrotherapy areas, a toddler pool, sauna and steam room so those looking to relax aren’t for gotten about!

We specialize in both groups swim lessons and private (1:1 or 1:2) lessons . We teach children and adults, you do not have to be a member of Oakgrove to take part. We are Cork’s premier providers of Swimming Lessons, with over 30 years experience at the Lavanagh Centre in Ballintemple and now also at Oakgrove Leisure Centre. During this time, we have developed our own philosophy of small groups with a holistic approach to each swimmer.

Marguerite’s background in registered General and Paediatric nursing provides valuable experience for dealing with young age-group swimmers and their varied needs. Marguerite uses her experience to ensure each swimmer is given attention, due care, and guidance at each lesson. Our lessons cater for all levels of swimmers.

Each of us in the family business have been competitive swimmers and share over 50 years combined experience in teaching children of all levels. It’s what we do best! Choose from the menu below to see which service suits you best.

Our group swimming lessons run in 2 locations:

Oakgrove; every Friday.
Lavanagh Centre;
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (after work hours), and
Saturday and Sunday (mornings).

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It is now possible to purchase vouchers as a gift to someone who’d like to overcome their fear of water. We have had many happy clients over the years, now confident in the water.

We currently offer Adults swim lessons on:

Mondays: 7.00pm – 7.45pm (Beginners)
Your swim teacher is in the water with you to make sure you’re as relaxed as possible. In this group, we focus on the complete basics up to the introduction of front crawl and back crawl.

Tuesdays: 7.00pm – 7.45pm (Improvers/Advanced)
In this class, we focus on the breathing and timing of your strokes as well as breaststroke.
Its suitable for anyone who can already swim but might find full lengths difficult right up to those who wish to take part in triathlons etc. General water skills such as threading water and duck diving are also included.

As with all our group classes we have small group sizes.

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Oakgrove’s experienced instructors, led by Ronan Morley, will put you at ease in the water and have helped hundreds of swimmers (children and adults) to fulfil their potential.

  • All levels and all ages are catered for and we are also able to accommodate 1:2 classes.
  • We run lessons at various times both during the day and the evening.
  • We understand your fears and frustrations and can help you overcome them with your teacher in the water with you or if you need to improve your swim technique for sports events and triathlons, we’re just the people you need to see!
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Check in with us at Oakgrove for intensive swim weeks each summer, Easter and mid-term breaks.

This is a great chance to fast-track your child’s swim skills and safety ability before holidays. We find that the repeated exposure over 5 days in a row is a huge boost to their confidence!

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I have enjoyed ten great years as a member of Oakgrove Leisure Centre. The excellent facilities, the cleanliness but above all the family atmosphere have all contributed so much to my pleasure.

PETER O’BRIEN

“It kick starts my heart. I arrive sluggish and leave slim, trim and bursting with energy. Ready to take on the world!”

VERONICA BURNS