National Aquatic Centre

The Centre was officially opened on Monday, 10 March, 2003. It successfully hosted the swimming events of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the first time this event was held outside of the United States. It also hosted the European Short Course Swimming Championships in December 2003.


Swim Ireland officially launched a High Performance Unit in April 2010 and conducts training camps for elite swimmers at the Centre.


The National Aquatic Centre is one of the world’s largest indoor water centres. It comprises:


  • A 10-lane 50 metre x 25 metre international standard swimming pool with two moveable floors which will allow it to be reconfigured for other uses

  • A 25 metre international standard diving pool/warm up pool;Seating for 2,500 spectators

  • Extensive leisure waters (AquaZone) including adventure water rides, with children’s play pool and wave pool

  • A fitness centre (ToneZone)

Other Websites:

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Sport Ireland Campus,

Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown,

Dublin 15

Tel: +353 1 6464300



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