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.

To view our terms and conditions click here.

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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.

 

Open Diving Sessions - Available until Saturday, 29th June (will be reviewed in September for new term dates)

Open Diving Sessions allow you to dive from the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre's 1m springboard, 3m springboard, and 5m platforms in a safe and controlled environment. Our coaching team supervises these sessions, and will provide safety guidance and some pointers. Campus staff will be present to maintain safety in the pool.

  • Times: Fridays - 6:45-7:30pm, Saturdays - 11:30-12:15
  • Prices: 10 euro/person
  • Available for: All ages 8 years+

Requirements: Those taking part must be able to swim independently in deep water.

Events/Pool Availability

Due to events on the following dates, opening times and lane availability will change to the following. 

There will be no lanes available or access to the pool during the following times:

Date  Day  Times Pool is Not Available Times Pool is Available for Member & Public Use Change in Format
15/07/2024 Monday Available All Day 06:00 - 22.00 

06:00 - 10.30 50m Long Course

11:00 - 22:00 25m Short Course

16/07/2024 Tuesday Available All Day 06:00 - 22.00 

06:00 - 19.00 50m Long Course

19.30  - 22:00 25m Short Course

17/07/2024 Wednesday

No Availability:

08:30-11:30

06:00 - 08.30 

 11:30 - 22:00

50m Long Course 

25m Short Course 

18/07/2024 Thursday

No Availability:

08:30-11:30

& 15:30-18:30

06:00 - 08.30 

11:30-15:30

18:30-22:00

50m Long Course 

25m Short Course 

25m Short Course

19/07/2024 Friday

No Availability:

08:30-11:30

& 16:00-19:00

06:00 - 08.30 

11:30-16:00

19:00-22:00

50m Long Course 

25m Short Course 

25m Short Course

20/07/2024 Saturday

No Availability:

08:00-11:30

11:30 - 20:00 11:30 - 20:00 50m Long course 
21/07/2024 Sunday Available All Day 08:00 - 20.00  50m Long course 
22/07/2024 Monday

No Availability:

08:30-11:30

& 16:30-19:30

06:00 - 08.30 

 11:30 - 16:30

19:30 - 22:00

50m Long Course 

25m Short Course 

25m Short Course 

23/07/2024 Tuesday

No Availability:

06:00 - 20:30

20:30 - 22:00  
24/07/2024 Wednesday

No Availability:

07:00 - 20:30

06:00 - 07.00 

20:30 - 22:00

 
25/07/2024 Thursday

No Availability:

07:00 - 20:30

06:00 - 07.00 

20:30 - 22:00

 
26/07/2024 Friday

No Availability:

07:00 - 20:30

06:00 - 07.00 

20:30 - 22:00

 
27/07/2024 Saturday

No Availability 

All Day

No Availability All Day  

Check out the live Family Swim/Shallow Water Swim timetable here

Opening Times

The Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre is open every weekday from 06:00-22:00. At weekends and bank holidays, the facility is open between 08:00-20:00. Prior to arrival please check our events/pool availability timetable above.

Pool Availability and Pool Formats will change from 14th July 2024 to 29th July 2024 to the following;

Date Day  Layouts During Times the Pool is Open to Members/Public Use
15/07/2024 Monday 06:00-10:30 50m Long Course 
15/07/2024 Monday 11:00-22:00 25m Short Course 
16/07/2024 Tuesday 06:00 - 19:00 50m Long Course 
16/07/2024 Tuesday 19:30-22:00 25m Short Course 
17/07/2024 Wednesday 06:00-08:30 50m Long Course 
17/07/2024 Wednesday 11:30 -22:00 25m Short Course 
18/07/2024 Thursday 06:00-08:30 50m Long Course 
18/07/2024 Thursday 11:30-15:30 25m Short Course 
18/07/2024 Thursday 18:30-22:00 25m Short Course 
19/07/2024 Friday 06:00-08:30 50m Long Course 
19/07/2024 Friday 11:30-16:00 25m Short Course 
19/07/2024 Friday 19:00-22:00 25m Short Course 
20/07/2024 Saturday 11:30 - 20:00 50m Long course 
21/07/2024 Sunday 08:00-20:00 50m Long Course 
22/07/2024 Monday 06:00-08:30 50m Long Course 
22/07/2024 Monday 11:30-16:30 25m Short Course 
22/07/2024 Monday 19:30-22:00 25m Short Course 

 

Below are our normal Format and Opening Hours outside of the above dates:

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
06:00-19:00 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

Bank Holidays

08:00-09:30 Long Course 50 Metre
10:00 - 20:00 Short Course 25 Metre

 

Shallow Water/Family Swim Availability

Please click here to view our live Shallow Water/Family Swim Timetable.

Reduced pool depth for those who are not confident swimmers or require the use of the lanes for rehab purposes. (Please note, AquaZone is a separate pool)

*Prior to arrival check events/pool availability timetable above.

Memberships/Prices

Membership Details can be found by clicking here.

*Open Diving Sessions are cancelled on Friday, 26th of April & Saturday, 27th of April*

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 note: We are a cashless purchase facility so any purchase over the counter will need to be by card.

National Aquatic Centre Swimming Pool

Pool Water Hygiene

Check out important recommendations from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group on the link below as a reminder to all our visitors at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre. Pool water is carefully treated to keep you healthy. But even the best-kept pool needs your help so as not to introduce dirt and spread germs. If you’re clean when you go in, less disinfectant is needed – and the water is nicer as well as safe.