Dedicated Teaching Pool
The Water School is a dedicated teaching pool. While such pools are common place in many parts of the world such as Australia, the UK and the US, they are very unusual in Ireland. Swimming pools in Ireland are usually found in leisure centres or council pools where they are often not designed well for learning.
When designing and building the Water School we designed with teaching in mind. Our pool is light and airy, with the water maintained at 30˚C and the air also warm. The varying depth of the pool allows us to teach all abilities in a comfortable open atmosphere. The lobby is designed so that the whole pool is visible and parents are welcome to sit and watch their children learn.
The pool is roped off allowing 4 teachers to work with their groups simultaneously. This means that families can learn at the same time regardless of their abilities. The teachers are all professionally trained and are also qualified lifeguards.
The advantages of this system are numerous; the teachers can work as a team and move pupils as and when they are ready without having to wait until the next course, and pupils can come to classes fully assured they are being taught and cared for by professional high quality instructors. The social aspects of learning in this environment mean that not only do pupils learn from their teacher but also from their peers and many friendships are formed during our classes.