West Limerick Sports Complex
WLSC operates the only not for profit swimming pool and leisure facility in Newcastle West, we are open 7 days a week. Our facility includes:
- 18 Metre Heated Swimming Pool
- Fully Equipped Gymnasium
- Sauna & Steam Room
- Group Exercise Studio
- Sports Injury Treatment Room
- Coffee Dock with Free Wifi
We trade by offering a variety of Memberships and Pay As You Go rates to the general public with discounts extended to Couples, Families, Over 60’s, Students, Disabilities and the Unemployed. (All children under 5 years are free of charge)
We employ 12 local qualified staff and are committed to providing a socially inclusive setting for people to enjoy swimming, hydrotherapy, gym and group exercise classes, across all ages and abilities.
Our Activities and Services include:
- Aqua Aerobics
- Group Exercise Classes
- Personal Training
- Gym Programmes
- Massage and Injury treatments
- Sauna and Steamroom
In 2014 a comprehensive effort to reduce energy bills resulted in the center securing government funding to implement energy saving measures. The result was a 52% reduction in energy costs.
We run popular Adult and Children swimming lessons, our pool is ideal as we do not have a deep end so beginners especially feel more comfortable and confident as they can stand in all areas.
We also cater to 14 local national and secondary schools providing swimming lessons as well as over 200 children currently booked into group lessons.
We are striving to increase participation among all user groups but are focusing particularly on disabled & disadvantaged groups as well as provide the best service and facilities to our current users.
We collaborate with a variety of local organisations who work with people who are disadvantaged, either socially / economically, or through physical or mental health issues. Our strategy is to work with those care and advocacy groups, as well as private users and sports groups. We find that the interaction with a wide variety of groups provides a welcoming, inclusive and fun environment to get healthy and active.
In addition to the above, all consultations, body composition analysis, programmes, rehabilitation programmes and reviews completed by our qualified staff are provided free of charge.
Our facility adds to the attractiveness of the area for residents, visitors as well as people looking to invest in the area, bringing much needed economic benefits to the West Limerick area.
We have a voluntary board, made up of people from all aspects of the community that oversees policy and strategic management. Any profit we generate is reinvested straight back into the company to maximise our Impact and Objectives.
The more participation we generate and sustain, the more inclusive accessible activities / services / employment and discounts we can offer back to the whole community.