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Dartry Swim Team

Our swim Ireland trained instructor are experts in teaching children to swim of all ages and abilities. The Dartry Health club has the very best and carefully crafted swimming programs available to encourage and support competencies in all levels of swimming.

David Tyrell                                                               Swim Programme Co-ordinator & Coach

Dave hails from Wexford and is a Level 2 swim teacher with Swim Ireland. “I have 15 years experience teaching private and group lessons. I have also spent many years teaching kids with disabilities at all different levels.

Swimming is a life skill and when taught at a young age it can have a massive impact on your child’s life.

I believe in making sure the kids are having fun while we teach. There have been few greater pleasures in life, than watching children learn to blow bubbles underwater, float on their backs independently, successfully dive into a pool, master a flip turn and at last take on the butterfly!

But mostly it is about being confident, having fun and being safe in the water”.

David Tyrell Swimming Coordinator & Coach at The Dartry Health Club

Alex Medrano

Alex qualified and worked as a PE teacher in Argentina from 2001. He specialised in swimming and football as these were areas he excelled in. After moving to Ireland in 2008, Alex began working in the fitness industry and joined the team here in The Dartry Health Club in 2009.  Alex is a Level 2, Swim Ireland Qualified Instructor and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the eam.

Alex is delighted to be part of the swim team and loves bringing games and fun to learning. Alex has two young daughters himself and cites patience and kindness as key skills to bringing on children’s confidence in the water.


Lucas Villalba

Lucas is a Level 2, Swim Ireland qualified swimming instructor and a member of Swim Ireland. In 2018 Lucas took over as the Rathmines College swim coach and led the team to win twelve medals in different heats including ; ladies relay 100mts, freestyle 50mts, breaststroke 50mts, backstroke 50mts and butterfly 50mts. Lucas is looking forward to continuing his success with the team in the new academic year. In addition he will working with High Schools’ swimming programme.

Lucas Villalba Swimming Coach at the Dartry Health Club

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