Experience is our name
At our school, we are proud to be guided by a team of 14 highly qualified instructors and trainers, each dedicated to curating a diverse range of swimming activities.
We recognize that everyone is unique, which is why we tailor our lessons to suit your individual needs and those of your child.
Our approach is firmly rooted in promoting a healthy lifestyle, and this ethos permeates all our activities.
From the very outset, our primary goal has been to nurture the comprehensive development of children, encompassing physical, mental, motor, and social dimensions.
We have meticulously crafted our own swimming programs, which are at the heart of our daily interactions with each of you.
Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, as we continuously enhance our qualifications through active participation in conferences and workshops related to our profession.
Our Growth, Your Progress
While our school has been in operation for just 7 years, we teach over 2000 young members during each swim term.
Our journey commenced in Dublin's West Wood Clontarf swimming pool, where our classes continue to thrive. Over time, we've expanded our presence to include three additional swimming pools.
Dedicated to your needs, we are committed to continually enriching our range of activities, always with your best interests in mind.
Water is more than just an element. It's our entire world.
The iSwim Academy team comprises dedicated professionals who bring a steadfast approach to teaching. Our passion has evolved into a way of life, driving us to give it all so that both you and your child are entirely content.
Come and immerse yourself in the world of iSwim Academy.
Enjoy our classes to the fullest!
Allow us to introduce one of our Managers, a dynamic and creative individual brimming with innovative ideas.
Jolanta boasts a diverse educational background, having earned a Master's degree from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw. She is also a graduate of the State Higher Vocational School in Racibórz and the Medical School in Rybnik.
As the Founder and co-owner of the esteemed iSwim Academy swimming school, Jolanta holds multiple roles, including instructorship in swimming, infant swimming, corrective gymnastics, nordic walking, and wellness. Yet, above all, she takes immense pride in her role as a happy mum to two incredible boys.
In her capacity as Commander-in-Chief, Jolanta is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including the meticulous organization of appointments, even within tight timeframes. She ensures that all scheduling and appointments run smoothly and seamlessly.
Beyond her managerial duties, Jolanta possesses a remarkable gift for patience, making her an exceptional instructor. She not only explains concepts meticulously but also inspires and motivates children to engage in daring physical activities within the swimming pool. Her infectious passion for swimming transforms even the youngest learners into confident aquatic enthusiasts.
Jolanta's diverse skill set extends to conducting a variety of activities, including lessons for infants to help them acclimate to water, swimming lessons for children aged 2-4 and 5+, adolescents, and adults.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Jolanta treasures quality time with her family. She has a profound passion for books, personal development, and travel. She possesses a creative outlook on life and delights in exploring the world from various angles and perspectives. What she enjoys most, however, is engaging in simple conversations about life itself.
Meet our Swim Manager, father to two wonderful boys. With an unwavering go-getter attitude, he approaches life with a perpetual smile and an unyielding optimism. His work with children not only brings him immense satisfaction but also infuses him with boundless energy for his responsibilities.
In addition to his sunny disposition, he possesses a remarkably calm demeanor and the patience of a saint, making him a remarkable educator and mentor.
While holding qualifications as a physical education teacher, he has chosen to specialize as a second-class swim instructor, swimming instructor, water rescuer, and wellness instructor. As a co-founder of the iSwim Academy School, he passionately dedicates himself to enhancing swimming techniques for individuals of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults.
His core belief is that it's never too late to embark on the journey of learning how to swim. According to him, the recipe for success consists of a dash of enthusiasm, unwavering consistency, and a passionate instructor to guide the way.
Among his many passions, ju-jitsu holds a special place, reflecting his diverse interests and commitment to personal growth.
Our Assistant Manager brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Holding a Master's degree in Physical Education and Health from Lodz University, he has honed his skills over the years in various roles, including as a Physical Education teacher, swimming instructor, aqua fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifeguard, and leisure time animator.
With a perpetually cheerful demeanor and an ever-present smile, he radiates positivity in all aspects of life and interactions with people. His standout qualities include extraordinary patience, unwavering diligence, impeccable conscientiousness, and a punctual approach to his work. He has a special affinity for working with people, particularly children, and firmly believes that everyone, even those with a fear of water, can learn to swim.
His role brings him immense joy and satisfaction, particularly when he witnesses his students achieve milestones and make significant progress in their swimming techniques. He imparts his knowledge and refines swimming skills for individuals of all ages, from children to adolescents and adults.
Beyond his professional pursuits, he is an enthusiast of power sports and mountain tourism, further exemplifying his passion for physical fitness and adventure.
Alejandro Lopez Garcia
Alejandro's aquatic journey commenced at the tender age of 4, instilling in him a deep-seated passion for discipline and dedication that has endured through the years. His dedication propelled him to national-level swimming competitions in Mexico. Subsequently, he transitioned to Triathlon, becoming his primary sport for the last remarkable 22 years. Alejandro had the privilege of representing Mexico in international world championships on multiple occasions.
With a coaching degree from the International Triathlon Union and an Irish swim teacher qualification, Alejandro possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both swimming and triathlon. His love for sports knows no bounds, as he boasts experience in teaching swimming, triathlon, cycling, fitness, and football, and a readiness to embrace new sports challenges.
As an educator, Alejandro finds boundless joy in working with children, who radiate inexhaustible energy and happiness. He derives immense satisfaction from witnessing his students' progress and skill development. Alejandro's teaching is characterized by his unparalleled patience, unwavering positive attitude, and unmatched determination. He firmly believes in the adage "sharing is caring" and is always eager to pass on his wealth of experience and knowledge to his students, fostering their growth and success in the world of sports.
Jose Manuel Lopez Garcia
Manuel's journey with swimming began at a young age, and his passion for it has remained unwavering ever since. He fondly recalls the invaluable encouragement he received from his own swimming instructors, who instilled in him the confidence to navigate the water. Today, he pays this forward by imparting the same confidence to his students.
With qualifications as an Irish swimming instructor and a lifeguard certified by the Royal Lifesaving Society of the UK, Manuel has established a solid foundation in aquatic education. His sporting prowess extends beyond swimming, encompassing diverse disciplines such as triathlon, football, and basketball, all of which he has actively engaged in since his youth.
In his role as a swimming teacher, Manuel thrives when working with children of all ages. His remarkable patience and unwavering positive attitude are the cornerstones of his teaching philosophy. Manuel firmly believes that anyone can excel at swimming with dedication and confidence, and he recognizes the pivotal role a strong foundation plays in a swimmer's future success.
In his lessons, Manuel's primary focus is to ensure that children not only learn essential swimming skills but also have a blast while doing so. He understands that fostering a fun and engaging environment is key to helping young learners develop their aquatic abilities.
Raised in Malawi, located in central Africa, Stuart has always been actively engaged in a wide array of sports. The hot climate of his upbringing made swimming an integral part of his life, especially since his mother was a swim coach. Stuart swam competitively up to the age group level before redirecting his focus towards rugby.
In 2009, Stuart commenced his journey as a sports instructor, including teaching swimming, at the International School in Lusaka, Zambia. In 2012, he relocated to Galway, Ireland, and continued to nurture his passion for swimming by providing both group and private lessons with Swim Buddies. Concurrently, he served as an Assistant Head Coach at the Galway Swim Club. During this period, Stuart successfully pursued and completed his B.S.C in Exercise and Fitness in 2017 through the University of Limerick.
With nearly 15 years of coaching and teaching experience in diverse environments, Stuart firmly believes that swimming is an indispensable life skill. His foremost passion lies in equipping individuals with the knowledge and confidence needed to be safe in the water. Stuart is dedicated to imparting this essential skill to learners of all ages, ensuring they have the competence and confidence to navigate aquatic environments.
Aimée is fueled by a profound passion for swimming, a sport she pursued competitively at the national level during her teenage years.
Starting as a lifeguard, Aimée subsequently earned qualifications as a Swim Instructor. Over the past few years, she has been actively imparting her expertise through swimming lessons at various leisure centers. Her students span a diverse range of ages, and she's had the privilege of instructing individuals with varying levels of skill and abilities.
Aimée's primary objective is to ensure her students' comfort and confidence in the water, laying a strong foundation upon which their skills can flourish. Her genuine love for working with children and young people shines through in her teaching. She derives immense satisfaction from witnessing their steady progression week by week, nurturing their growth and skills in the world of swimming.
Amy has dedicated the past 5 years to teaching swimming across various pools and facilities, accumulating a wealth of experience with students of all ages and skill levels.
Recently, Amy achieved her Level 2 swim instructor certification, adding to her credentials as a qualified lifeguard. Her passion for swimming extends beyond her profession, often indulging in the activity during her free time.
Teaching children to swim brings Amy immense joy, as she finds it just as rewarding as her students do. She thrives on the dynamic nature of her work, with each day presenting new challenges and opportunities for growth. Amy derives great satisfaction from sharing her expertise and witnessing the remarkable progress her young learners make throughout each term.
Beyond swimming, Amy has maintained a lifelong interest in sports, particularly karate, which she began practicing at the age of 9. Her dedication to the sport led her to represent the Irish team in various competitions, culminating in her achievement of a black belt in 2015.
Currently, Amy is entering her final year, pursuing a Level 8 BCL in Law and Criminology, further exemplifying her commitment to personal and academic growth.
Ana Laura Mondragón
Ana Laura was born in Mexico City and holds a degree in Communication. Her journey as a swimming instructor began nearly a decade ago, and she furthered her studies at the University of Sport City, a renowned sports club in Mexico City.
Swimming holds a special place in Ana Laura's heart, serving as her sanctuary in the world where she can momentarily escape from life's distractions. It is undeniably one of her favorite activities.
Ana possesses a deep-seated passion for working with people, and she derives immense satisfaction from teaching swimming. Witnessing her students' growth in confidence and skill is a source of great joy for her. Ana takes pride in creating an environment where her swimmers not only learn but also have a blast along the way.
Her dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to her craft shines through in her teaching. Ana Laura is known for her honesty and her ability to find positivity in every aspect of life. Her love for travel further enriches her experiences and broadens her perspective.
Dorin embarked on his aquatic journey at the tender age of 6. With a seasoned swimming teacher as his grandfather, boasting over 30 years of experience, Dorin's roots in the world of swimming run deep. Over the years, he has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of students, both young and old, honing his teaching skills.
Dorin firmly believes that fundamental swimming skills are indispensable for everyone, and he considers himself fortunate to have found his passion in swimming, allowing him to pursue a fulfilling career in the field.
His primary objective is to instill confidence and motivation in his swimmers. Dorin is dedicated to providing constructive feedback and maintaining a positive atmosphere while instilling discipline in the pool.
His guiding mantra is simple yet profound: "Swimming is exceptionally beneficial for children, as it complements their boundless energy and innate happiness."
Dorin's unwavering commitment to personal growth ensures that he is continually striving to be the best version of himself. With each lesson, he shares the wealth of his experience to offer swimmers the finest and most enjoyable learning journey possible.
Jorge is more than just a qualified Lifeguard and swim teacher; he's a dedicated guardian of water safety with an impressive track record of 8 years as a beach lifeguard. When you're under Jorge's watchful eye, you can rest assured that you're in safe hands.
But Jorge's connection to the water goes beyond his profession; it's his life's passion. From a young age, he fell in love with surfing, and he's been riding the waves ever since. Over the years, he has shared his expertise by teaching both surf and swim lessons to diverse age groups, helping individuals unlock their aquatic potential.
Beyond the surf and swim, Jorge is also an enthusiast of sea swimming and rugby. His multifaceted interests and extensive experience make him a well-rounded and knowledgeable instructor, ready to share his love for the water with all those eager to learn.
Keli, a Physical Education Teacher, graduated from the State University of São Paulo, Brazil, and discovered her passion for aquatic activities at the age of 18 when she embarked on her first swimming lessons. She firmly believes in the mantra, "It is never too late to learn."
During her college years, Keli delved into teaching swimming classes, drawing upon her personal journey and experiences to inspire and guide children, teenagers, and adults to develop a profound appreciation for aquatic activities. She views swimming as a form of therapy that not only benefits the body but also nurtures the soul.
In addition to her role as a swimming instructor, Keli also works as a Personal Trainer, specializing in assisting elderly individuals and those with special healthcare needs. She is dedicated to motivating and encouraging her clients to engage in regular physical activities, recognizing the paramount importance of keeping our bodies active and healthy.
During her leisure time, you can often find Keli by the poolside or at the gym, where she enjoys both relaxation and maintaining her own physical fitness.
Mateus is a graduate in Sports Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a wealth of experience in enhancing the performance of amateur runners and triathletes.
Furthermore, he has excelled in teaching swimming to children, honing his communication and mentoring skills. Mateus' professional path is steered by an unyielding passion for sports, which ignites his enthusiasm and bolsters his self-assurance in every undertaking.
His warm and cheerful nature enables him to establish meaningful connections with individuals and teams alike, cultivating a positive and conducive environment.
Graduating with a master's degree in Academy Physical Education, Tadeusz is a versatile professional. He holds roles as a Physical Education teacher, Corrective Gymnastics instructor, Swimming Instructor, Ski Instructor, and Personal Trainer.
However, Tadeusz finds his greatest fulfillment in teaching children how to swim. He believes that there's nothing more rewarding than witnessing a child's smile when they conquer a challenging task and overcome their weaknesses.
Tadeusz is known for his boundless energy, unwavering positivity, and a perpetual smile on his face. His primary focus lies in ensuring the satisfaction, progress, and overall contentment of his students.
Swimming holds a central place in Tetiana's life, and her passion for it shines through her teaching.
She has a genuine affection for children and effortlessly establishes rapport with them. When faced with water-related fears, Tetiana employs playful methods to help conquer them. Her approach ensures both you and your child will enjoy learning to swim.
Tetiana firmly believes that swimming not only enhances mood and boosts immunity but also ranks among the best sports. She understands that success in sports, as in life, requires dedicated effort, and encourages taking gradual steps towards your goals while maintaining unwavering self-belief. She emphasizes that sports, whether it's running, swimming, yoga, or morning exercises, endow us with increased strength, endurance, and improved health. Tetiana firmly asserts that with strong motivation, anyone can attain their desired fitness objectives.