We love to bring out and nuture your inner swimmer at all ages. To do things we have developed a range of fun and enjoyable swimming programmes around ages and abilities
We believe the process of learning to swim can be a beautiful experience for parent and child alike. Our courses are about working with parents to give their child the lifelong gift of water confidence. And, in doing so spending fun and quality one-to one bonding time together far away from the distractions and the busy-ness of life.
We realise that this is big step for parents who themselves may not be water confident, so our teachers are there to support our parents and guardians as much as the children. It’s a two pronged approached. We teach the parent how to work with the child. And we work together over time in a fun and social group to make the child comfortable, confident and water capable.
Having joined school, swimming becomes a common activity. We want our children to be able to confidently and safely partake is this great sport, activity and hobby.
Our junior courses are designed to nurture the swimming skills and water confidence of children between the ages of 5-14.
Many adults didn’t get the opportunity to develop swimming skills in their younger years and feel like they are missing out on the fun of aquatic activities. Regardless of age, many feel it’s a gap they want to fill. We’re here to help them on their way to enjoying the world of water.
Some swimmers are already capable but know that there’s room to improve on their skills and technique. We have courses to help swimmers of all levels and capabilities.
We have an array of courses at various levels that aim to support swimmers to improve their skills and technique. The course levels range from adult improvers, to advanced lap and lane swimming to master’s level swimming courses.
Swimtastic is an independent and family owned Irish business. It is managed by wife and husband couple Zuzana and Mark Day – along with a loyal team of teachers and administrative staff. The business began in 2014 in Athy, and then grew out of Zuzana’s love for swimming, her enjoyment of teaching and supporting people and her belief that everybody should be able to experience the fun and joy of swimming with confidence.
We now offer courses across Kildare, Carlow, Laois, Offaly and Kilkenny. We began with a small part time team of 2 but as of 2020, we have grown to a team of 12. This was through the support of our loyal customers, our brilliant team and the support of our partner pools.
Zuzana is teaching at Club and Leisure Level and Enjoying Competitive Swims.
Swimtastic is founded to provide pre-school Parent and Child Swimming Courses in Athy, Co. Kildare.
As course numbers grow, Mark joins the business to provide administrative support
Swimtastic now begins offering courses in Portlaoise, Amanda joins the team.
Courses begin in Tullow, County Carlow, and Aoife joins the team.
Courses begin in County Offaly, and now Pregnancy Aqua Yoga is introduced
Swimtastic designs and introduces Adult Swimming Courses.
We begin courses in Kilkenny, and Edel, Elaine and Sharon join the team
Swimtastic designs new Junior Swimming and Advanced Adult Swimming Courses.
The team focuses on delivering Pre-school, Junior Swimming, Adult Swimming, Pregnancy Aqua Yoga, and now Advanced and Competitive Swimming Coaching across 5 counties.
Prior to founding Swimtastic, Zuzana was a competitive swimmer and coach. She was introduced to the pool by her sports loving father as a baby. Taking to the water like the proverbial duck, she progressed to the highest levels – culminating in swimming competitively for Slovakia at the European Championships and Triathlon events.
In 2009, Zuzana came to Ireland to visit her sister and to get some quiet time to complete her dissertation. Despite the rain, she fell in love with the place and the people. Now, we’re all glad to say that 10 years on – Zuzana calls Ireland home as a proud Irish-Slovak lady.
Zuzana's other passions are teaching and people. She has been working with children, adult swimmers and competitive swimmers for over fourteen years. She finds helping people to develop their water confidence and swimming skills hugely rewarding.
Co-founder (and husband) to Zuzana, Mark backs Zuzana’s swimming passion with business experience. Mark, along with the office team, manages the back end, organisational and I.T. side of Swimtastic He oversees course planning, scheduling, bookings, financial, marketing, I.T. and operational support for all the pool activities. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before anyone gets swimming!
Prior to Swimtastic, Mark worked in Marketing, Operational and Management roles for companies in the medical industry. Mark is a business graduate with a particularly nerdy love of all things marketing and business technology. During his career he has also worked with Irish start-up businesses in the enterprise and business planning sector.
Irish sport is his main hobby interest and a source of much fun (and frustration). He will also be found seeking out ideal fishing spots along the river barrow.