National Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Important Notice Please Read - CLICK HERE

Swimmers Guide is not connected with any of the more than 20,000+ facilities listed on this site in any way. We cannot tell you the pools’ opening and closing times; we cannot tell you about the availability and cost of swimming lessons; we cannot help you find your children’s lost goggles or bathing suits.

We can and do try to give you reliable information about the pools, their locations, their access policies, and their single-visit or casual swimming prices. Where possible, we include email addresses and hypertext links to the pools’ own official websites, and links to the websites of the clubs and teams that swim there. Look to those resources within each listing for more detailed information.

The data in each listing is under continual review and is revised whenever the site’s editors become aware of a change but, with more than 20,000 listings, a complete, periodic review of every listing takes about three years to complete; in many places, prices will change two or three times before we have a chance to check the pool’s official website again.

For that reason, we ask for your help: If any of the information in the listing is incorrect, out of date, or could be improved, please tell us. There is an "Edit" button on just about every line of every listing, click on the edit button to tell us what needs to be changed. Please consider checking the listings of the pools you regularly use at home or when traveling, as your knowledge may be helpful to someone else who is unfamiliar with your area and visiting for the first time.

To our English users: For reasons described in the FAQ, county names shown the listings in England are the cities' and towns' historic counties, not necessarily the counties they are assigned to now.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
National Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Address
Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown
Dublin, County Dublin D15 A6WR
IRELAND
Telephone
(01) 646 4300

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
50m Lanes:
Friday 4 to 7 PM and Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6 PM: €15.00; SC €6.00. At all other times: €7.50.
25m Lanes:
Weekdays 10 AM to noon: €4.80. Weekends 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM: €15.00, SC €6.00. At all other times: €7.50.
[February, 2016]
Note: Admission policies and prices shown in Swimmers Guide listings are believed to be correct as of the date(s) shown in brackets. If not correct now, please click on the "Edit" button so this listing can be fixed and the information brought current. This site works best when its users take an active role in the maintenance of the data.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 10 lanes, 2.4m maximum depth with two moveable floor sections, and two booms allowing the pool to be divided into three separate 25m tanks , indoors , 27º - 28ºC (81º - 82ºF)
Pool 2
25m x 16.5m, 0m - 5m adjustable depth diving tank , indoors , 27º - 28ºC (81º - 82ºF)
Diving
1m and 3m boards; 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms.

Location

County/Region
County Dublin
GPS
53.396981, -6.370133

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.
Triathlon
Click on the Team Name to view its website.
Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.
Water Polo
Click on the Team Name to view its website.
SCUBA
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

In addition to the main competition and diving pools, the €63 million facility has a large, free-form leisure pool, with three flumes, a "master blaster", flow rider, lazy river, and children's pool.

Facility Reviews

The facilities are quite good. The public areas are spacious; the staff are courteous and friendly. The competition pool is little used and is divided into lane swim and play areas. The diving pool has open diving time on weekends.
Excellent facility. The pool is very clean, bright, and airy. Locks with wristbands are provided - bring a €1 coin to activate the lock, it is refunded when you reinsert the key. Bring your own towel, soap and shampoo. Locker rooms are spacious and clean but Spartan.
I swam here at four different times over the course of a week and each time it was good - I had a lane to myself most of the time. The water was good; slow, medium and fast lanes were indicated. And, while the staff didn't tell a slow swimmer to change lanes, another swimmer did. Definitely a better standard of swimmer here than in many other pools I have swum in.

The changing rooms were clean, €1 for a locker, showers were average.

The only downside was that lane ropes for the public were ropes with floats. The youth squads had proper lane ropes. Check the timetable to find when 50m and 25m lanes are available.
[January, 2015]