Club History


Glenalbyn Swimming Club was named after the pool in which the Club originated, in Kilmacud, Stillorgan, Co Dublin.

The Swimming Club began in November 1973 and was set up by a number of local volunteer families and pool employees.

Glenalbyn’s first representation at a swim meet was in November 1973 when they attended the Half Moon Gala at Iveagh Baths in the city centre. Glenalbyn won its first ever title in the girls U12 Freestyle Relay.

Every child, parent and coach who passed the Club played a part in making Glenalbyn a well-known name in swimming circles, particularly in Dublin. There are too many to name them all but some notable swimmers were: 

· Aileen Convery and Gary O’Toole who represented Ireland on a number of occasions

· Lisa Howley who swam the English Channel

· Shane Moraghan RIP who won the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim

There were numerous other Irish record holders who represented Glenalbyn at Nationals.

Many of our swimmers went on to play waterpolo after retiring from swimming both for Glenalbyn and at international level.

Glenalbyn also has a Masters Swimming Club and many former swimmers continue to swim with the Masters Club.