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.


*All Members must book their swim sessions online, no walk ins available

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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

Due to galas and other local and international events held in the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, lane availability may vary.

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.


Pool Lane Information:

Monday to Friday

 6am-10am (50 meter)   

 10:30am-22:00pm (25 meter)  

Saturday & Sunday

8am-10:00am (50 metere) 

10:30am - 15:30pm (25 meter) 

16:00-8:00pm (50 meter)


*All swim sessions are pre booked and done on an hour time slot with 30 minutes between to all all touch points to be cleaned down, contact tracing and no cross over of public


Membership Details can be found by clicking here.

Times Adults Children Student Senior 3 & Under
Before 09:30 €7.50 €5 €5 €6 Free
Between 10:00-12:00 €6 €4 €4 €5 Free
Between 12:00-22:00 €7.50 €5 €5 €6 Free
Times Adults Children Student Senior 3 & Under
All Day €7.50 €5 €5 €6 Free


*All Members must book their swim sessions online, no walk ins available.