A 3rd option for adult swimming lessons in west Waterford.

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Until recently, if you live in or around the West Waterford area and wanted to learn to swim, you only had 2 options.

Option 1.  Public pools.

The public swimming pools in the local area had provided a much needed service for many years. Teaching both adults and children in weekly group classes takes a great deal of resources and planning but many people have eventually learned to swim this way.

The biggest advantages of learning to swim in a public pool are that you may meet people and have a shared experience but best of all it’s cheap! Large numbers of people in each class mean that costs can be kept to a minimum and for many that’s a good thing.

Option 2.  Hotel pools.

In recent years, Hotels, in order to compete with each other, have installed more and more luxurious facilities like swimming pools and fitness centres.  Usually an annual membership fee is required to use the facilities but the big difference when it comes to adults who want to learn to swim  is that occasionally one to one swimming lessons are available. Although more expensive than the public pools, at least you can get the personal attention that we feel is a must.


both Option 1 and Option 2 fail to provide something that stops a large number of adults, especially older people, from learning to swim.

What is that?  Privacy.

So, with this in mind, here at Ard na Ciuin we built a swimming pool that has many advantages over Option  1 and 2.

Option 3. A Private pool.

Our pool is privately owned.

We only teach one person in the pool at a time so nobody will see you in your swimming costume or learning to swim until you are ready to ‘go public’.


In our pool, all lessons are one to one.

Part of our philosophy is that personal attention pays off every time and our Fresh approach to learning to swim reflects that. After all, you wouldn’t learn to drive on bus full of people would you? One to one lessons are the key to success.


Our pool is warm.

Heated to 34 degrees, our pool is the temperature of a warm bath so you won’t get cold during your beginners swimming lessons.


Our pool is small.

Our pool is only 14ft long and 7ft wide. The ingenious ‘Endless pool’ mechanism removes the need for large expanses of water that many adults learning to swim find daunting.


Our pool has no deep end.

Even if you are a small adult you will never be out of your depth in our pool, something that many adults who want to swim find really scary.


Our pool has the unique ‘Endless Pool‘ flow mechanism.

This means that as you swim through the water you stay in one spot. This is a tremendous advantage for people who are looking for help with breathing when swimming, and also for those seeking to improve their stroke. The instructor stays in one place and can really see where to give advice or make changes.


In our pool, you get what you pay for.

As our lessons are bespoke, the cost of learning to swim in our pool will be higher than either Public or Hotel pools, but our success rate is higher too!  As no two adults learn to swim in the same way or at the same speed you can be sure that you’re getting the right tuition at the right time, for the right reason.


If you live within driving distance of Ard na Ciuin in Ballyduff Upper Co. Waterford get in touch for information about swimming lessons for local people.

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“Learnt to swim and had a great break- highly recommended”

Ard Na Ciuin
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