Children’s bus service swim programme for Summer 2015

Published: 3rd July 2015

Children and young people will be able to make a splash this summer with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Bus Service Swim Programme and Disability Swim Programme.

The Bus Service Swim Programme provides supervised bus transport to the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum for children aged 8 to 14 years living in rural areas in County Fermanagh. The programme costs £2.50 per child, per visit, which includes supervised transport and a swim. The Bus Service Swim Programme will run from 20 July to 24 July 2015 and 17 to 21 August 2015, Monday to Friday.

The bus will visit 35 rural locations across County Fermanagh over the two week programme. For information on bus times and pick-up points please click here or telephone Chris Elliott on 0300 303 1777. There is no requirement to pre-book places.

The Disability Summer Swim Programme provides one to one specialised swimming instruction for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years.

The coaching sessions last 30-minutes and will be held Monday to Friday from 3 August to 7 August 2015 and 17 August to 21 August 2015 at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum. Sessions cost £5 per person and include an additional 30 minutes in the pool after the end of the one to one specialised swimming instruction session.

Participants on the Disability Summer Swim Programme must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer who will receive free entry to the pool. For further information regarding the Disability Summer Swim Programme, please contact Rita McKechnie, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum on 028 6632 4121.

The summer swim programme is just one part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s summer programme for children and young people. The children’s summer activity programme includes a range of summer schemes or children’s activities during various weeks of July and August at CKS, Hospital Road and Strathroy Community Centres, Omagh; Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, and Omagh Leisure Complex.  Multi-activity sessions will take place at 12 multi-use games areas (MUGAs) across County Fermanagh. There is also an opportunity for young people to take part in canoeing and angling sessions in Enniskillen.  In addition, rural community groups and sports clubs across the district can avail of the Council’s Active Communities coaches during the summer months, where an Active Communities coach will visit community venues across the district and deliver a range of sport and activities to children from the local area.

For further information on the Council’s summer activity programme for children and young people please click here or contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, by telephoning 0300 303 1777.

 

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