Experience is our name


Our school is led by 14 qualified instructors/trainers who arrange a lot of different forms of swimming activities.

Everyone is different therefore we customize lessons just for you and your child.

All activities are led in the spirit of a healthy lifestyle.

From the very beginning, our aim is to support the correct development of children in all its aspects: physical, mental, motor and social.

We have developed our own swimming programs that result in our daily work with each of you.

We improve our qualifications systematically by taking part in conferences and workshops related to our profession.

Our development is also your development


Our school has been running only for 5 years but we already have over 1800 young members.

We have started our business in Dublin’s swimming pool – West Wood Clontarf where the classes take place to date. In the meantime, we have expanded our business to another three swimming pools.

Especially for you we constantly work on adding new forms of activities to our scope.


Water is our whole world


The iSwim Academy team is made by professional individuals that have reliable approach to teaching.  From our passion, we have made a way of life. Each of us gives 100% of themselves so that you and your child is satisfied.


Enjoy our classes!

iSwim Team


Jolanta Tulikowska-Sobinek

Creative & energetic individual with plenty of ideas.

Graduated with a Master's degree from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw.

Graduated from the State Higher Vocational School in Racibórz and Medical School in Rybnik.

Founder and co-owner of swimming school ISwim Academy. Instructor of swimming, swimming for infants, corrective gymnastics, nordic walking, and wellness instructor but above all proud mom of two awesome boys.

Commander-in-Chief, responsible for day-to-day operations to include arranging the appointments even with tight deadlines. Jolanta makes sure that all is in order with the appointments & schedules.

On the other hand, she explains everything very patiently, and shows & motivates kids to do brave body activities in the swimming pool. She spreads her swimming passion even to the kids that have only started walking and they feel like fish in the sea after lessons with her!

She conducts a variety of activities including lessons with infants so that they acclimate to water, swimming lessons for children from 2-4 years & for children 5+, adolescents, and adults.

She loves spending time with her family. Passionate about books, personal development, traveling on your own. She has a creative approach to living and she loves looking at the world from a few different perspectives.

Tobiasz Sobinek

Has a go-getter attitude, always smiling and optimistic about life & where work with kids brings him a lot of satisfaction and energy to work. On top of that he is a very calm person with the patience of a saint.

He is a qualified physical education teacher however he has chosen to be a second class swim instructor, swimming instructor, water rescuer and wellness instructor.

Co-founder of swimming school iSwim Academy School. He teaches and improves the swimming techniques for children, adolescents and adults.

He believes that it is never too late to learn how to swim. According to him, the guarantee of success is a little bit of eagerness, consistency and passionate instructor.

One of his many passions is ju-jitsu.



Michał Wojtas

Graduated with a Master degree in Physical Education and Health in Lodz University. Physical education teacher with many years of experience, swimming instructor, aqua fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifeguard and leisure time animator.

He is cheerful & always smiling, positively oriented to life and people. He is characterized by great patience, diligence, conscientiousness and punctuality. He enjoys working with people especially with children. He believes that everyone can swim even the person who is afraid of water. His job gives him a lot of joy and satisfaction. Especially when he sees his students’ achievements and progress. He teaches and improves the swimming techniques for children, adolescents and adults.

Enthusiasts of power sports and mountain tourism


Sylwester Michalski

I started my adventure with swimming at school, where I trained swimming for many years. I was competing at the national level. All my life has always been associated with water first competing, now teaching and coaching kids and adults.

I am a swimming instructor, fitness instructor, personal trainer and lifeguard. I do many other sports but swimming has always been my passion.

Thanks to which I am fulfilling myself professionally, teaching to swim gives me real pleasure. I want to infect my passion for swimming with as many people as possible and give them skills that can help them save their or other people’s lives.

Stuart Royle

He grew up in Malawi in central Africa participating in a wide variety of sports. Due to the hot climate, swimming was a huge part of his life and his Mom was a swim coach too. He swam competitively to the age group level but then focused on rugby. 

Stuart started teaching swimming and other sports in the International School in Lusaka, Zambia in 2009. He moved to Galway in 2012 and continued his swimming career doing group and private lessons with Swim Buddies and working as Assistant Head Coach with the Galway Swim Club. While he was there I also completed my B.S.C in exercise and fitness in 2017 with the University of Limerick. 

Stuart has almost 13 years of coaching/teaching experience from diverse environments and he believes swimming is a vital life skill. His passion is to teach people to be safe and confident in the water. 


Swim Teachers

Angelina Boral

Swimming Instructor with a lot of experience. She loves to work with children and enjoys teaching them new skills.

She trained in swimming at school for 8 years at National Level.
She was studying Physical Education in Katowice.

The most important things in her classes are safety, progress, and fun.
She is also a lifeguard. In her previous place of work, she was responsible for customer service as well.

The spare time she spends on sports activities like cycling and hiking.


Alejandro Lopez Garcia

Alejandro started his swimming career at the early age of 4 years old and fell in love with discipline ever since. He worked hard to compete at national-level competitions in Mexico and then transitioned to Triathlon, which has been his main sport for the last 22 years having the opportunity to run for Mexico in international world championships on various occasions.

He has a coaching degree from the International Triathlon Union and an Irish swim teacher qualification. As a sports lover has experience teaching swimming, triathlon, cycling, fitness, football, and is always open to trying new sports.

As a teacher, he enjoys working with children as they are always full of energy and happiness. He finds it very satisfying watching how his students make progress and develop their skills. His best qualities are his patience, positive attitude, and determination. He believes that sharing is caring, and is always willing to pass his experience and knowledge to his students.


Amy McLaughlin

She has been teaching swimming for the past 5 years in a number of different pools and facilities. She has experience working with all ages and all levels of experience.

Amy recently obtained her level 2 swim instructor cert. She is also a qualified lifeguard and enjoys swimming in her free time.

She enjoys teaching children to swim as it is as enjoyable for her as it is for them, no day is the same. Amy enjoys passing on her own knowledge and seeing the improvement in the kids throughout the weeks of term.

Amy has always had an interest in sports, particularly karate, which she began aged 9. She has traveled to numerous places to compete with the Irish team and achieved her black belt in the year 2015.

She has just begun her final year, studying a Level 8 BCL in law and criminology.

Dorin Ciorici

Dorin started his adventure with swimming at 6 years of age. His grandfather is a swimming teacher for more than 30 years. He had a chance to work with many kids and adults for many years. Dorin believes that basic swimming skills must-have for everyone. He's lucky that he loves swimming and he can also work in this field.

Dorin's goal is to inspire confidence and motivate swimmers, always give good feedback and positive attitude with discipline in the pool.

He always says: "Swimming is very good for children as they are always full of energy and happiness."

Dorin tries every time to be the best version of himself and gives the swimmers the best experience he has.

Ioana Bente

Ioana discovered her love for the water when she took her first swimming lessons at 7 years old.
She progressed to becoming a competitive swimmer at the national level and after that dedicated her time to diving.

She considers swimming the best therapy for the body and especially for the soul. That's why as an adult she wanted to keep swimming in her life but also to inspire her two boys to get involved in swimming. She succeeded by upskilling and getting qualifications as a Swim Teacher, Swim Coach, and Diving Coach.
She is spending her free time by the pool, with her boys that share the same love for the water but in a different sport, water polo.

She decided to put all the experience that she gained as a swimmer into helping, motivating, and inspiring kids, teens, and adults to find the same love for the water so they can evolve into confident swimmers or competitive athletes.

Jose Manuel Lopez Garcia

Manuel's first contact with swimming was from an early age and since then he loved it. He remembers the encouragement his old swimming teachers gave to him to develop confidence in the water, and that is what he gives to his students now.

He has an Irish swimming instructor qualification as well as a lifeguard qualification from the Royal Lifesaving Society of the UK. Also, he has practiced several sports since a young age like swimming, triathlon, football, and basketball.

As a swimming teacher, he enjoys working with kids of all ages and has great patience and a positive attitude. He believes that anyone can become a good swimmer with practice, and confidence and that a good foundation in the early stages is vital for a swimmer’s future. He focuses his lessons on the kids having a fun time while learning swimming skills.

Natalja Almazova

She was born and grew up in Estonia. Her swimming journey began at the age of 4 and lasted for over 20 years now. 17 years of it was a career in competitive Finswimming.

Natalja is a dynamic individual with a passion for being challenged. Very patient, enthusiastic, and supportive to all her students. Her coaching philosophy is to inspire and make everyone love swimming as much as she does.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sport (Tallinn University), Level 2 Teaching Swimming (Swim Ireland),1 level of Swim Coach Assistant(Swim Ireland), Infant Swimming Instructor( Julia Yasinskya aqua school) qualification, and National Pool Lifeguard Award Level 2.

Nearly 12 years of experience in teaching/coaching different ages and abilities in Estonia and Ireland. Also, has worked as a lifeguard in open-water beaches and as a guard in public pools.

Piotr Niemczyk

Piotr has been swimming since the age of 7. Water lifeguard working during the holiday season on lakes and at the seaside, graduate of the Academy of Sports Championship, majoring in swimming instructor, a former student at the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, majoring in Sports, breaststroke specialist. Former karate Kyokushin competitor and boxing practitioner.

Piotr has been dealing with sports since childhood. He owes his adventure with swimming to an incident at one of the lagoons in Poland, when a wave capsized his wheel and he began to drown. Among other things, this is why in his lessons he pays attention primarily to learning confidence and independence in the water. In addition to swimming, his great passion is martial arts. In the past, he was associated with some of the karate Kyokushin clubs in Poland and trained boxing with the former bantamweight polish national champion.

Ruth Whelan

Ruth has more than 15 years of experience teaching kids and adults of all ages. She has a first aid course and is a level 1 diving instructor as well.

She got her experience working in NAC and currently she is the most experienced teacher in our Academy. Recently she started training as a Swim Ireland Tutor which will increase her knowledge of swimming even greater and hopefully she will be sharing her knowledge in the near future with the young generation of teachers.

We are proud to have her on board.

Tadeusz Urbaniak

Graduated with master's degree in Academy Physical Education. He is a teacher of Physical Education, instructor of corrective gymnastics, Swimming Instructor, ski Instructor, and personal trainer.

His greatest satisfaction comes from the kids who learn how to swim under his wings. He says "there is nothing more rewarding than a child's smile when they finally manage to accomplish something hard and overcome their weakness"

Tadeusz is very energetic, and positive with a smile on his face. For him, essential is satisfaction, progress, and contentment of his students.


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