North Lodge Swimming Academy was designed and purpose built in 1966 by former Olympian Jim O’Doherty (Photograph shows Jim instructing a group of children in the early days of North Lodge) .
Jim's vision was to offer swimming lessons to people of all ages in a professional, friendly environment and in water of depth in which they feel safe, secure and comfortable.
Today Jim O'Doherty's vision and North Lodge Swimming Academy's reputation is still the driving force behind everything we do.
Each and every swimmer is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential under the guidance of passionate and highly qualified staff.
Correct swimming technique is taught from the very first lesson.