SwimTutor provides one-to-one and small group swimming lessons for those who want to learn to swim, improve technique or train for a triathlon.
A snorkel might get you swimming like a fish and a pair of flippers can see you dive like an emperor penguin, but donning a shaggy coat and wagging tail is the only way to master the doggy paddle. Hit the water swimming with a lesson from SwimTutor.
Whether they're mastering the very basics or swimming all the way out to the level of triathlon competitor, SwimTutor's students receive professional instruction from a tutor with in excess of 15 years experience. Founder Karl McEntegart was a lifeguard before turning his tricks to teaching and now, with an array of qualifications behind him, he helps the gill-less to stroke like salmon and kick like catfish. With all lessons taking place in EIQA's Sport Centre of the Year 2010 at Dublin City University, lessons are just a whirlpool away from the city centre, and easily reached by even the slowest of doggie paddlers.
Nervous dippers and enthusiastic plungers can take to the water for a 30 minute swimming lesson at the University's splash-tastic pool. With free locker usage, essentials like fancy towelling robes and talcum powder can be safely stored away, while pupils dip their toes in the water for a comprehensive session tailored to suit individual needs, whether it involves mastering the basics, improving technique or even training for a triathlon.
Karl has been involved in swimming for more than 15 years. He holds an array of qualifications in the fitness and leisure industry: (1) ASA Swimming Teacher Qualification, (2) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification [NPLQ], (3) National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy [NMT], (4) National Qualification in Sports Massage, (5) Automated External Defibrillator [AED], (6) National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training [NCEHS], (7) National Qualification in Spin Cycling, (8) National Qualification in Step Aerobics, (9) Certificate of Merit Awarded by The Royal Life Saving Society UK in recognition of valuable services rendered to the Society, (10) Occupational First Aid, (11) ASA Assistant Swimming Teacher with Disabilities Qualification, (12) Assistant Lifesaving Teacher Qualification, (13) National Beach Lifeguard Qualification [NBLQ] and (14) NUI Maynooth Certificate in Training and Continuing Education.