Learn To Swim - ESB Swimming Club teaching Dublin's children to swim since 1949!!

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020 - Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Learn to Swim programme, suspended since March 2020 will return as soon as possible. We would kindly request all new and existing members to register their email address details on the new Learn to Swim registration form. We will circulate updates as soon as available to all registered members. Click link to form below;



Our lessons follow Swim Ireland Learn to Swim Programme. All our teachers hold Swim Ireland Qualifications and are fully Garda vetted. Swimmers can start from the age of 4 with armbands and progress through the five stages of the Learn to Swim Programme. Progression from each stage is based on assessment by the teachers as the swimmers come to terms with new concepts.

Once capable in all four strokes, each child is given the opportunity to move to the Development Squad and begin their journey as a competitive swimmer with in the club.


The Learn To Swim program is run from SportsCo on Saturday (10am-11am, 11am-12pm) and Sunday (5p-6pm)

If your child would like to Learn To Swim, please complete the online registration form above or email enquiry to [email protected] 

Managed By

India McGlynn

Development Squad

The Development Squad builds on the foundations of the Learn to Swim Programme. Swimmers develop new techniques and become familiar with lane swimming and swimmers from these classes will be invited to join our Competitive Squads.

Swimmers must be able to swim 25m competently in each of the 4 strokes before joining the Development Squad.

How to Join

The Development Squad swims at Marian College - Wednesday and Thursday (7pm-8pm). 

Progression to the Development Squad is via the club's Learn to Swim Programme. If you have not come through this program with us, we hold trials for new members during the season as follows:

  • If you already have official times recorded - trials are every Wednesday at 7pm in Marian College
  • If you do not have official times recorded - trials are every Saturday at either 10am or 11am in SportsCo

If your child would like to join the Development Squad, please must complete the Club Application Form which you can download here and send to [email protected] when ready