If you’re heading to Dublin on your holidays and love swimming pools, then it’s pretty safe to assume that you’re going to be searching for swimming pools in Dublin. But that can involve a lot of clicking, scrolling and reading so we decided to do the heavy lifting for you. Here are our recommendations on the best swimming pools in Dublin.
Maldron Hotel Tallaght
With close proximity to the N7, Maldron Hotel Tallaght is ideal for exploring Dublin and beyond. We are also superbly located close to the Luas Red Line for easy access to the city centre.
But all that adventuring can make you tired and there’s nothing better than a dip in the pool after a long day. If you’re looking for a hotel with a swimming pool, then you can’t get much better than the Club Vitae at our Maldron Hotel Tallaght.
Residents at the hotel get complimentary access to the gym’s facilities, including the pool. And what a fantastic pool it is! 20 metres in length and heated to 31 degrees, there is also a fully enclosed kids pool as well as a fantastic sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
University College Dublin
The pool at University College Dublin, or UCD, is one of the best in Ireland. A massive 50 metre Olympic swimming pool is the perfect amenity regardless of your fitness or ability. There are dedicated lanes for slow, medium and fast paced swimmers so you can go at your own speed.
For families there are large family swim sections where you can splash about and have a fun day out as well as a purpose-built toddler play pool with fountains and sprinklers. There are also free Aqua Fit and Hydro Burn classes for members. And if you’re completely new to swimming then you can avail of lessons no matter what age you are. The UCD Swim School caters for adults, children and toddlers.
The pool is located on the UCD Campus in Belfield and is easily accessible by the 46a, 145 and 39a buses.
Trinity College Dublin
Next we turn to Trinity College and their pool is also well worth visiting if you are in the city. The pool is 25 metres in length and has a total of 6 lanes. A busy pool, it is used for lane swimming, aqua classes, swimming lessons and club training sessions. If you are looking to start swimming and maybe find the full-sized 50-metre Olympic pool daunting, then this could be the next best step for you. To relax after your swim there is a 12-seater sauna and a 12-seater steam room available.
The pool is located in the Trinity College Sports Centre on Pearse Street, just a short walk from our Maldron Hotel Pearse Street.
The National Aquatic Centre
With a name like the National Aquatic Centre you know you’re in for some serious business and the pool in Blanchardstown doesn’t disappoint. Fifty metres in length, the pool has been designed according to international standards for swimming, diving and water polo. There’s seating for 2,500 spectators but don’t worry, nobody will be watching when you’re out on your daily dip! The diving pool can facilitate diving from up to a height of 10 metres.
It’s not all serious though! There are swimming academies, diving academies and family swim for everyone to get involved. You can learn to love the water and develop your skills and technique in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.
The National Aquatic Centre is open every weekday from 6am to 10pm and open on weekends from 8am to 8pm.
The National Aquatic Centre is a 15-minute drive from our Maldron Hotels at Dublin Airport, Smithfield and Newlands Cross, providing the perfect base for you to travel to and from the pool.
Swan Leisure is another great swimming pool close to the city centre. 25 metres in length, it has 6 lanes and a moveable wall and floor so they can change the depth of the floor to make it suitable for any activity taking place.
Swan Leisure offers a full range of pool services including adult and children’s lessons, private swimming lessons, children’s parties, swim training and family time. The pool is open from 7am – 9:30pm Monday to Thursday, 7am – 8:30pm Friday and from 10am – 5:30pm on weekends with a large range of classes to choose from. Pay-As-You-Go, Short term and Annual membership are available with full details outlined on their website. There is also a fully equipped gym at Swan Leisure meaning you will have no shortage of options to choose from on your visit.
Our Maldron Hotel Kevin Street is ideally located less than 2 kilometres away from Swan Leisure.