The Gold Coast Leisure Centre part of the Gold Coast Resort, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford over looking the fantastic and breath-taking west Waterford coastline Is proud to be associated with Autism Swim.

In business since August 1995, we offer a range of swimming lessons from babies to adults in our 20m swimming pool and separate kiddies pool.

Our Instructor Olivia Walsh has been part of our team for the last 22 years. With many years experience and specialising in lessons for those with a disability, she is extremely passionate and committed in her position held here in the Gold Coast.

Offering both group and individual lessons she provides both a fun way of learning and most importantly, a lifesaving skill for so many individuals over the last 22 years in Co. Waterford. Constantly updating her skills and continuous learning ,she recently completed a Diploma in Autism Studies with University College Cork and found that this really helped with her teaching approach for those on the Autism Spectrum.

From September 2019, Olivia will be providing Autism Specific Swimming Lessons for both individuals or local school groups who may be interested.

For more information please contact Olivia on:
Work: 00353 (o)5845050
Mobile: 00353 (0)87 7973476

Feedback from Clients:

Emily Cleary-St. Mary’s ASD Pre school
“We really enjoyed our swimming lessons in the Gold Coast. Olivia was a fabulous teacher and the boys reached their potential in a really short space of time. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough”

Carol Dunne- mother of James
“James is a 6 year old with ASD, SPD, Epilepsy and he is non-verbal. We wanted James to learn to swim as he has a fascination with water which was a concern to us. But since starting he has learned how to swim and most importantly has learned when he is tired to go out of the water to rest.
His regulation and sleep patterns have improved so much and because of the exercise his weight is more easily controlled having the knock on effect of reduction in seizures.
Most importantly due to Olivia being Autism trained and her ability to teach in a way James understands and enjoys, for a half hour every week our little boy is just like every other little boy laughing and enjoying the water”


Private Instructor – Olivia Walsh
Co. Waterford X35 EA40