Irish Bed & Breakfast Offers Swim School for Unique Getaway

Trevor Riches has put a unique spin on the traditional bed and breakfast. Riches, along with Lynette Hart, runs Ard na Ciuin Guesthouse, a bed and breakfast in Ballyduff, Ireland that features an Endless™ Pools Commercial model for swim training.

One of the top ranked Bed and Breakfasts in all of Ireland according to TripAdvisor, the B&B has more than earned its ‘Excellent’ rating.

Reviewers rave about the hospitality of the hosts as well as the opportunity to learn to swim during their getaway.

You can travel and train at Ard na Ciuin Guesthouse, a bed and breakfast in Ballyduff, Ireland, that features swimming lessons in their Endless Pool. “In terms of learning to swim, this is the perfect environment," raved one TripAdvisor reviewer; "The pool is incredible."

Ard na Ciuin offers a peaceful setting, which Riches and Hart acknowledge with pride is well off the beaten path.

With lessons in the compact, temperature controlled pool, guests feel welcome and safe as an instructor looks on.

“In terms of learning to swim, this is the perfect environment, the pool is incredible and Tracey is the most amazing instructor,” praised one TripAdvisor reviewer.

“I arrived at Ard na Ciuin unsure if I would ever swim, but swam on my second class and finished every single lesson amazed at the progress that it is possible to make in such a short time,” echoed another.

Riches takes great pride in watching novice swimmers make quick progress and learn how to swim in the Endless Pools current during their stay.

“It’s one of the rewards of running this business,” said Riches. “It gives us a real buzz.”

Recently profiled by RTE’s ‘Nationwide,’ which focused on the story of a woman who overcame her fear of swimming during a stay at the B&B, Riches hopes to raise awareness about the opportunity for professional swim instruction along with a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

While Ard na Ciuin has cornered the bed and breakfast swim school market, the Endless Pools model has been an ideal swim training device for years that many coaches and swim schools have taken advantage of.

Often referred to as a ‘treadmill for swimmers,’ coaches can incorporate underwater and overhead mirrors, underwater cameras, and a variety of options to track changes and give instantaneous instruction to swimmers.

From ‘how to swim’ lessons to advanced technique training for triathletes, open water swimmers, collegiate swimmers and even Olympians, Endless Pools offers compact pools and swim spas for indoor or outdoor installation.


Endless Pools, established in 1988, has served over 20,000 customers in over 80 countries, and offers compact, customizable swimming pools for indoor or outdoor use. With a series of innovative, customizable products, the company has completed installations around the world for swimming, water exercise, rehab and aquatic therapy use. Endless Pools, Exercise Spas, and Swim Spas can also be installed at home for daily fitness. Rigorously tested for safety, low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, Endless Pools has a product to meet virtually any need.

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