Sports and Fitness Markievicz

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Sports and Fitness Markievicz
Address
Townsend Street, City Centre South
Dublin, County Dublin D02 VW42
IRELAND
Telephone
(01) 222 6130

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Swim only €7.65, swim and gym €8.65. [December, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m, 6 lanes, 0.9m - 1.83m depth, deck level, indoors, 27ºC (81ºF).

Location

County/Region
County Dublin
GPS
53.346086, -6.254164

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The centre also has a Facebook Page
It was closed for the last three months of 2015 for an extensive renovation.
And, in 2019, we discovered the Save Markievicz Pool Facebook page.

Facility Reviews

The best pool in Central Dublin.
I recently joined this gym and found it to be a little bit unhygienic, especially the floors in the locker room which are filthy!
[January, 2009]
Swim lane speeds (casual, slow, fast) are not well enforced here. People often go into a lane based on number of people in it as opposed to which category they fit into, and staff don't do much about it.
It was very crowded when I went at 7:30, but well behaved. Lockers are available; swim caps are required.
[July, 2014]
The pool was divided into six lanes: two fast, two medium, one for lessons, and one slow/misc. People were pretty good about using the correct lanes when I was there. There were three or four swimmers per lane in the early afternoon and it got down to one or two by the time I finished. There are good lane markers, backstroke flags, and some training devices like kickboards and pull-buoys. A bathing cap is required. This is a clean pool with a dirty, wet change room.

The change rooms are a combination of types with males and females at opposite ends and a “village” area with change booths in middle. There are segregated showers at the ends and open, shared showers in middle. Bring your own padlock. The floors in the male end were very wet and it was almost impossible not to get wet socks unless you are willing to put a towel or t-shirt on the floor.

The facility has a steam room and sauna, although the latter was temporarily out of order. Friendly staff.

This pool is cheaper than Trinity College Sports Centre pool a couple of blocks away but the TC change rooms nicer and cleaner with about the same pool traffic.
[March, 2020]