SWIMMING

K Leisure operates three facilities in Co. Kildare, in Athy, Naas and Newbridge. The Athy and Naas sites offer 25m swimming pools, fitness classes, state of the art gyms, sauna and steam rooms.
Newbridge is a dry site with a full gym and a dedicated strength and conditioning arena. Other facilites include an indoor hall, astro pitches and coffee dock.
Our ultra-modern, multi-award-winning clubs have activities for every level of ability and age.

Swimming is one of the best all-around exercises for your body. In Athy and Naas we have a spacious, 25m indoor pool that is suitable for both experienced and mid-level swimmers, as well as those learning to swim or looking to relax after a workout.

We offer lane swimming at all times for adults. Please check our pool timetable for availability of children swimming times.

POOL GUIDELINES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SWIM AT K LEISURE

  • There will always be a minimum of two swimming lanes provided for adult usage throughout each day.
  • During school sessions there will only be adult lane swimming permitted in the pool. Access will be through the dry side changing area. There will be no access for children at these times.
  • A child is deemed to be any individual under the age of 16.
  • Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the pool at all times.
  • Children aged 6 to 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and the adult must remain on the premises for the duration of the child’s swim. K Leisure reserve the right to refuse entry for breech of these regulations.
  • Children aged 11 to 15 are permitted to swim during the Leisure Swim times without an adult on the premises.
  • Leisure Swim: Access for all including unaccompanied children aged 11-15 years.
  • Family Swim: Access for families and adults. No unaccompanied children permitted.
  • Customers may enter the changing village 10 minutes before a session is scheduled to start.
  • Children have access to the pool, during the sessions provided, until 7.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • The last swim on a Saturday and Sunday is from 4.00pm – 5.30pm.
  • Adults are unable to bring a child in to swim during morning School Sessions.
  • Bank Holidays: Sunday schedule applies on all bank holidays.
  • School Holidays: Full access all day up to 7pm for children (8pm Friday).

ADULT SWIM ACADEMY

Whether you’re a beginner or an improver, K Leisure’s Adult Swimming Academy is a great way to improve your skill and get fit! And with 2 free swim passes to practice, there’s even more of a reason to give it a go!

Starting the week of the 06th of September for 6 weeks @ €75.00

K Leisure Naas Beginners Monday 10:00
K Leisure Naas Beginners Wednesday 20:15
K Leisure Naas Beginners Thursday 19:15
K Leisure Naas Improvers Tuesday 20:15
K Leisure Naas Improvers Wednesday 10:40
K Leisure Naas Improvers Thursday 20:15

 

To book please phone:
Naas – 045-881655
Athy – 059-8641522

KID’S SWIM ACADEMY

At K Leisure, we have an extensive swimming lesson programme available 7 days a week. All of our instructors are qualified and experienced swim teachers with some teachers delivering swim programmes for over thirty years. This wealth of experience has resulted in a swim programme which makes the swim academy in K Leisure the best in the county. K Leisure is currently providing the Learn to Swim programme from Swim Ireland.

The next intake of students into the swim programme will be for September 2021, with registration for new students happening in August 2021.

 

 

The following information is designed as a guide only and questions must be answered honestly as children may be required to move down a level where space may not be available or where they are unable to demonstrate competency in the level they have booked into. If in any doubt, please speak to a swim teacher.

Step 1
Are you happy to go in the water without armbands?
Do you know how to blow bubbles?
Can you float on your front and back with an aid?
Can you kick on your front and back with an aid?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 1

Step 2
Can you use a board/aid, float on back unassisted?
Can you roll 180 degrees from front to back then regain your feet?
Can you kick on your front and back with aid unassisted?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 2

Step 3
Can you perform a surface dive?
Demonstrate a floating position on front and back for 10 seconds?
Demonstrate rotary breathing – show head turning to the side to breathe?
Demonstrate a freestyle and backstroke arm action with a board for 5m?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 3

Step 4
Can you tread water using a cycle kicking action and a breaststroke type leg action for 20 seconds?
Can you demonstrate a handstand from the bottom of the pool?
Can you demonstrate a sitting dive and glide?
Push and glide on front and back holding glide for 2m?
Swim 5m freestyle breathing to the side?
Swim 5m backstroke tummy up?
Swim 5m froggy arms?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 4

Step 5
Can you demonstrate a forward somersault from a standing position?
Can you demonstrate a kneeling dive?
Can you demonstrate 3 different floating positions?
Can you demonstrate a good push off from the wall on front and kick in a streamlined position?
Can you demonstrate an understanding of bi-lateral breathing?
Can you swim 10m freestyle breathing to the side?
Can you swim 10m backstroke keeping head still?
Can you float on your front and back with an aid?Do you know how to blow bubbles?
Can you swim 10m on your front showing breaststroke type actions?
Can you kick on your front and back for 15m with no support?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 5

Step 6
Can you tread water for 30 seconds keeping the head clear of the water and then swim 15m?
Can you surface dive and retrieve an object from the pool floor in deep water?
Can you demonstrate a kneeling dive and swim out?
Using a pull buoy, can you scull 10m on front in a forward direction?
Can you swim freestyle and backstroke showing good technique and breathing without stopping?
Using a kickboard, can you kick 2 x 15m breaststroke?
Can you Kick 10m arms by side using a butterfly style undulating action?
Can you swim 4 x 10m each of freestyle and backstroke without stopping?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 6

Step 7
Can you demonstrate life jacket use/survival position ie H.E.L.P. or huddle?
Can you demonstrate a front somersault from floating position?
Can you demonstrate a crouching dive?
Using a pull buoy, can you scull 15m on front head first and feet first?
Can you swim 25m freestyle and backstroke with good technique?
Can you swim 15m breaststroke with correct timing?
Can you attempt butterfly arms and legs together for 5m?
Can you tread water attempting eggbeater kick for 45 seconds then swim 25m?
Can you swim 50m using 2 different strokes holding good technique, attempting turns without stopping?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 7

Step 8
Can you demonstrate a standing dive into deep water?
Can you hold and kick underwater for 5m?
Can you swim 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke demonstrating good rhythm and breathing?
Can you swim 25m breaststroke attempting pull out and regular breathing?
Can you swim 10m using a butterfly action?
Using a kickboard, can you kick 4 x 25m freestyle and backstroke?
Can you pull 25m freestyle using a pull buoy?
Can you swim 100m using 2 different strokes holding good technique and turns without stopping?

Well Done!
You are Swim Ireland level 8

Pass typeDescriptionPrice
Adult Swim PassSwim, sauna, steam€7
Child Swim PassSwim, sauna, steam€4
Family Swim Pass2 adults, 2 kids€20
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Excellent, spotless facility. Professional friendly staff. Telephone Receptionist excellent welcoming skills. Well done everyone.