Disability Swimming Club at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum

18th December 2018

A Disability Swimming Club for children, young people and adults will continue at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, on Monday 7 January 2019 at 6pm.

The club was launched by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Disability Sport Northern Ireland (DSNI) as part of its Inclusive Leisure programme.

The Disability Swimming Club is suitable for those aged 8 years and over with a disability who can swim 200 metres. The sessions, which will be led by fully qualified coaches, will enable participants to further improve their swimming skills.

Each session will last for approximately 45 minutes at a rate of £2.60 per session, payable at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum reception.

Speaking about the programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said;

“One of the key themes of the Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan is to ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of everyone in the district. Inclusivity is at the heart of that theme. Working in partnership with Disability Sport Northern Ireland, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council continues to improve access and inclusion to sports facilities, with for example the recent installation of Poolpods at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum and Omagh Leisure Complex, which were funded by the Department for Communities through Sport Northern Ireland and delivered in partnership with Disability Sport Northern Ireland, to make it easier for people with restricted mobility to access the swimming pools.

The Council is pleased to support the Disability Swimming Club at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum which will provide expert swim coaching for people with a disability.”

Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive of Disability Sport NI commented;

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has always been very proactive in offering sports opportunities for people with a disability. This great initiative follows soon after their recent funding for a Poolpod to offer better access to the pool for people with a disability. It will be great to see it utilised and we look forward to supporting the council with the club.”

Registration for sessions on Monday 7 January 2019 are now available by contacting Fermanagh Lakeland Forum directly on 028 66 324 121.

Please note that participants must register on a weekly basis for the sessions with registration available from each Tuesday morning the week before the session the following Monday. Programme places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.