Council and Policing and Community Safety Partnership to host open water swimming safety courses

25th April 2023

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Open Water Swimming Courses

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) in partnership with the Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), has organised introductory open water swimming safety courses at Muckross, Kesh for May 2023. The courses will focus upon a wide range of aspects including, acclimatisation, flotation, and rotation, technique, sighting and much more.

The courses consist of two one – hour coached slots across two evenings following an initial online session prior to attending the course. Each course costs £10.00pp which has been subsidised by FODC and PCSP.

Speaking about the forthcoming Open Water Swimming Safety course programme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff said;

“The Fermanagh and Omagh district has a network of lakes and waterways which are very attractive to open water swimmers.

Each location poses its own set of challenges, of course, and I would encourage local residents to avail of the opportunity to attend one of the courses available to increase their knowledge and understanding of open water swimming. 

It is necessary and beneficial for swimmers to familiarise themselves with measures to ensure their safety”.

Courses cost £10.00 per person which has been subsidised by FODC and PCSP. Course places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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