Competition pool

National Aquatic Centre Competition Pools

The National Aquatic Centre is one of the world’s largest indoor water centres. 

It comprises of:

  • A 10-lane 50-metre x 25-metre international-standard swimming pool with two moveable floors which will allow it to be reconfigured for other uses.

  • A 25-metre international standard diving pool/warm-up pool.

  • Seating for 2,500 spectators; Extensive leisure waters (AquaZone) including adventure water rides, with children’s play pool and wave pool.

  • A fitness centre.

  • Café and Reception Area.

*Please be aware, due to the 2022 Irish Summer Nationals taking place from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th July, the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre Competition Pools will have limited opening hours.

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Swimming Pool

At the heart of the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre are the international Competition Pools designed to cater for international standard Swimming, Diving and Water Polo.

The Competition Waters consists of:

  • An international FINA standard 50m x 25m swimming pool with changeable depths and configurations. The pool can rapidly convert from a 50m configuration to three 25m pools catering at any one time for different activities.
  • Seating for 2,500 spectators.
  • European standard timing system, drug testing, marshaling and scoring facilities.
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Diving Pool

The Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre Diving Pool is an international FINA standard 25m x 16.5m diving pool (5m deepest) with a floating floor which can change its depth. This pool facilities 1m, 3, 5m and 10m diving.

This pool is home to the Sport Ireland Campus Kids & Adults diving academies, kids camps and where Irelands top divers training and compete.

Events/Pool Availability

Pool Availabilty

Gala Notice Member Lanes Available
Monday 8th - Friday 12th August
06:00-22:00  Pool B 25 metre
     
 
   
Saturday 13th & Saturday 14th August
     
08:00-20:00  Pool B 25 metre
   

 

 

 

 

Opening Times

The Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre is open every weekday from 06:00-22:00. At weekends, the facility is open between 08:00-20:00. 

*Due to the bank holiday will be open 08.00-20.00 on Monday August 1st

Pool Lane Information:

Monday 

Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metres
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-22:00 25 Metres
Peak Times 5pm – 9pm

Tuesday 

Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metres
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-14:30 25 Metres
14:30-15:00 Closed for Changeover
15:00-19:00 50 metres
19:00-19:30 Closed for Changeover
19:30-22:00 25 metres
Peak Times 5pm – 9pm

Wednesday 

Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metres
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-22:00 25 Metres
Peak Times 4pm – 8pm

Thursday 

Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metres
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-22:00 25 Metres
Peak Times

6am – 7am


5pm – 9pm

Friday 

Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metres
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-22:00 25 Metres
Peak Times 7.30am – 9am 
5pm – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday

Times Pool Format
08:00-10:00 50 Metre
10:00-10:30 Closed for Changeover
10:30-15:30 25 Metre
15:30-16:00 Closed for Changeover
16:00-20:00 50 Metre
Peak Times

4pm – 6pm

Shallow Water Availability

Reduced pool depth for those who are not confident swimmers or require the use of the lanes for rehab purposes. Over 18s only.

*Prior to arrival check events/pool availability timetable above

Pool C

Times Day
Monday 10:00-14:30
Wednesday 10:00-14:30
Thursday 12:30-14:30
Sunday 10:30-15:30

Memberships/Prices

Membership Details can be found by clicking here.

Weekdays
Times Adults Children Student Senior 3 & Under

06:00-09:30

12:00- 22:00

€8 €5.50 €5.50 €6.50 Free  
           

Off-Peak

10:00-12:00

€6.50 €4.50 €4.50 €5.50 Free
Weekends
Times Adults Children Student Senior 3 & Under
All Day €8 €5.50 €5.50 €6.50 Free

 

- Child age 4-17 years old

- Student 18+ with valid student ID

*Please be aware, from the 25th April there will be no Family Swims available for the next 6 weeks approx. (TBC), due to refurbishment works taking place.