Get involved in the Aqua Legends programme
16th September 2022
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) has organised an Aqua Legends programme commencing in September 2022 at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and Omagh Leisure Complex.
The programme, which is funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of its Healthy Towns West programme, under “A Fitter Future for All Framework”, consists of swim-based activities for those aged 60 years and over and will be facilitated by suitably qualified instructors.
The Aqua Legends programme will commence on Thursday 29 September 2022 in Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 12.30pm and Omagh Leisure Complex at 2pm; each session will last 40 minutes. Participants are required to arrive pool-ready to the programme.
Speaking about the Aqua Legends programme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said:
“Two key outcomes of the Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan are to improve the wellbeing of all the people of the district and to help older people lead more independent and engaged lives. The Aqua Legends programme embraces both outcomes.
In these most challenging times, being physically active is more important than ever for our health and wellbeing. This programme has in previous years proved extremely popular and I am confident that it will once again attract significant interest.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be, once again, working in partnership with the PHA to facilitate the Aqua Legends programme to encourage participation in water-based activity for those aged over 60.”
Colette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said;
“A great way to get active is to do something you like and this programme offers the opportunity to take part in an activity that you enjoy but might not have done in a number of years, or, if you’ve never given it a go, to try something new.
“In line with the recommendations in the Fitter Future for All Framework it’s important to be physically active at each stage of our lives and, combined with eating healthily, this can help us age well and feel good. Regular physical activity will help you feel better, boost your immune system, reduce anxiety and stress, build strength in your muscles and bones to improve your mobility, help improve your balance and improve your sleep.”
For tips on getting active, making healthier food choices and advice on setting yourself targets, visit www.choosetolivebetter.com
There is no cost to participate in the Aqua Legends programme however, availability on the programme at both venues is limited. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For further information regarding the Aqua Legends programme including registration, please click the following link …