Sundays Well Swimming Club is a Teaching, Competitive and Masters Swimming Club based at the Gus Healy municipal swimming pool in Douglas, Cork City, Ireland.

Our Mission

  • To provide comprehensive teaching and coaching facilities and to engage in all aspects of competitive swimming to the highest level.
  • To provide a positive and safe environment for all it’s members.
  • To foster and develop swimming and to use the same in promoting the development of physical and moral qualities that come from swimming, whether in competition or otherwise.

Club Profile

  • A non profit-making swimming club operating on a totally voluntary basis.
  • TBA adult volunteers work within the club, clocking up in excess of TBA working hours each week.
  • Main tenant at Gus Healy pool since it opened in the early 70’s.
  • At the moment we use the pool for TBA hours per week.
  • We paid Cork City Council €TBA for pool hire.
  • Breakdown of membership
    Members/Beginners TBA
    Improvers TBA
    Competitive TBA
    Committee TBA
    Teachers TBA
    Coaches TBA
    Total Membership TBA

    At present, membership is closed – there is a waiting list in operation.

  • Teaching SectionNumber of swimmers who take lessons each week at the pool:
    Tuesday/Thursday TBA
    Friday/Saturday TBA (Pre-Competitive Training)
    Total TBA
  • Competitive SectionNumber of swimmers who train each week at the pool:
    Junior Squad TBA
    Intermediate Squad TBA
    Senior Squad TBA
    Masters TBA
    Total TBA
  • Galas (Competitions) Once children attain a certain level of proficiency at the four swimming strokes, they may then (if they wish) move on to competitive swimming. The sport of swimming requires a lot of training in order to improve the strokes and to achieve a high level of fitness. At the moment our competitive squads attend between TBA and TBA pool hours each week (land work is also part of their training). These are mostly unsocial hours i.e. 6.00 – 7.40 a.m. before school.Our competitive swimmers take part in competitions that range from Minor Schools to National and International events.A number of these galas take place at Gus Healy Pool each year. Last year 6 Munster galas were held there. As well as receiving awards for performing well at these galas, the swimmers also use them to achieve qualifying times for the National/International Galas.

    Sunday’s Well swimmers are the current holders of the following Munster Records:

    TBA of a possible TBA
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Club History:

Sunday’s Well Swimming Club, the ‘Well’, was founded in 1924 in Cork City. The Club celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1999. Historically, the Club has retained a strong competitive orientation based on a solid teaching base and operates on a purely amateur basis.

Club Colours and Coat of Arms: Green, red and white are the colours of all the Sunday’s Well group of clubs. Sundays Well Rugby Club is based at Musgrave Park, while Sunday’s Well Tennis Club is located in the Mardyke across the river Lee from the slopes of the Sundays Well district of the city. The right to use the Arms of City of Cork was granted to Sunday’s Well Swimming Club by Cork Corporation for services rendered to the community. The motto of Cork City is ‘statio bene fide carinis’, which means ‘a safe harbour for ships’.