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.

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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.

Until the 29th March the comp pool will be in 50m format. 

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
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
Pool Lane Information: Tuesday-Thursday
Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metre
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:30-22:00 25 Metre
Pool Lane Information: Friday
Times Pool Format
06:00-09:30 50 Metre
09:30-10:00 Closed for Changeover
10:00-14:30 25 Metre Format
15:00-22:00 50 Metre
Pool Lane Information: 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

Memberships/Prices

Membership Details can be found by clicking here.

Weekdays
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
Weekends
Times Adults Children Student Senior 3 & Under
All Day €7.50 €5 €5 €6 Free