We Offer The Following Range Of Services:

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Booking Events

Class Descriptions


School Lessons



Welcome to The University Arena,
National 50m Swimming Pool

The National 50m Swimming Pool is Ireland's first Olympic sized pool. It measures 50m x 25m, allowing for long and short course training / competition, and has an adjustable floor at the shallow end, so the depth can be changed to suit the particular activity.
Swimming clubs from all over Ireland and abroad (including the Dutch and GB Olympic squads, Villanova and Notre Dame Universities from the U.S) have trained here, and many have established links with management to send future high profile camps back to Limerick, Ireland's sporting capital.
Swimming isn't the only activity however, many other disciplines utilise the pool also. Water Safety classes, Canoe Polo, Waterpolo, and Sub-Aqua Diving take place weekly. Rugby, Soccer and G.A.A teams are regular users for our Aqua Sprint interval / recovery sessions. A unique feature of the Pool is that it operates in 50m format all day every day, meaning you can swim 'long course' all the time!

• Sauna
• Steam Room
• Shower & Changing Facilities
• Squad Rooms
• Lockers facilities available

Feature Events

1 entry with every Child Swim, enter as often as you like between 1st – 31st December.
1st Prize:
€120 Gift Voucher for Smyths Toystore
2nd Prize:
Swim Lessons to the value of €84
3rd Prize:

4 One-to-One Child Lessons to the value of €74

Classes now finished until Jan 10th.
Exciting new exercise class with Evelyn Casey, Mondays at 19:00.
Described as “a cardio blast that works on toning muscles, improving posture, flexibility, balance and core strength” and is being introduced to up the tempo of aqua-aerobics. Let us know what you think!

High Performance swimmer Grainne Murphy wins the Irish Times / Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2010 Award! Congratulations Grainne, to coach Ronald Claes and the HP support team, from all at the University Arena.

spaces still available for swimming lessons (adult & children) Contact [email protected] for further information.

Check out the University Arena page in the Limerick Post newspaper each week to read all about latest news and visitors to our facility!