Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool
The facilities are great and fit different people's needs. Before the centre was opened, there was nowhere for me to go. I am so glad it was built
Belcamp Swimming Pool
All areas in the Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool are fully wheelchair accessible. Special features include:
A 19 metre fully accessible swimming pool with;
- access ramps
- overhead tracking system with direct transfer from the changing rooms
- pool side hoists and steps
- wheelchair accessible changing rooms
- accessible foot spa
- sensory water features
The Leisure Centre team work alongside our P.E. Departments and the clinic teams to facilitate programmes and activities both in the Leisure Centre and in community settings
Belcamp Swimming Pool Opening Times
The pool is open to St. Michael’s House schools, day and residential services. The Swimming Pool is not open to the public.
€10 for a Family Swim Session. Advanced booking required to avoid disappointment.
|Wednesday||3.00pm||7.00pm||Service user plus one adult family member|
|Thursday||9.15am||10.00am||Parent and Child only|
|Thursday||3.00pm||3.45pm||Service user plus Parent and Siblings|
|Thursday||3.45pm||4.30pm||Service user plus Parent and Siblings|
How we made a Splash!
The dream of developing Ireland's first fully accessible Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool originated as result of a survey of service users, families and staff aiming to identify a landmark project that would make a real difference in the lives of people with an intellectual disability.
The survey identified a lack of opportunities for service users to engage in recreational, social and therapeutic activities and highlighted the significant difficulties many were experiencing in accessing public swimming pools, leisure centres and cinemas.
The Leisure Centre is a hub of social activity for service users of all ages and their families. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology that meets the needs of all service users, it features a fully accessible swimming pool, foot spa, home cinema, coffee dock and outdoor sporting area.
Our Poolside News
St. Michael’s House is the winner of the CARA National Inclusion Award 2017. The National Inclusion Awards recognise organisations and people who enhance participation opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education. CARA is a national organisation which aims to enhance sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities
Over the past twelve months, we have been involved in both national initiatives such as CARA's fit4all week and Operation Transformation and other in-house and community initiatives such as Cycling Safety Schools, Enjoy Tennis programmes and Mental Health Awareness week.
Working with partners in sport, physical activity and recreation helps us deliver the best quality activities to service users in St. Michael’s House and their families.
On visiting, please support our Pool Rules
- A Leisure Centre Information Form has to be completed before a service user first uses the pool. These forms are available at the Leisure Centre.
- Swim hats must be worn.
- All pool users must shower before using the pool.
- No Outdoor Footwear to be worn in the pool area.
- Swim nappies should be worn by anyone who requires them (details of suppliers available from the Centre).
- Pool hoists are only to be used by trained staff.
- All families should make themselves familiar with the Normal Operating Procedures and the Emergency Action Plan.
Clubs and Events
Want to try a new activity or become more active? Contact the Leisure Centre and sign up.
Every Thursday 11.00am and
First Wednesday of Every Month 6.00pm
Tai Chi Class
Every Tuesday 1.00pm
Advanced booking required
Aqua Aerobics Classes
Several times every week.
Ask the Leisure Centre team
For nationwide external activities and events, please see the following links:
Our Leisure Centre Manager, Sarah Hewitt and Duty Manager, John Donnelly are always happy to help.
Address: St. Michael’s House Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, Belcamp Lane, Belcamp, Dublin 17.
Tel: 01- 8483361