Pool area at Omagh Leisure Complex

Swimming Lessons and Lifesaving Courses

Learn to Swim!

Omagh Leisure Complex is pleased to offer a variety of programmes for children and adults to learn to swim and gain lifesaving skills. From our progressive Learn to Swim Programme and weekly Fast Track programmes to Rookie Lifesaving Award and National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications.

Fast Track Swimming Programme – Halloween Break 2022
Our Fast Track Programme will run from Monday 31 October for one week. This programme is now fully booked but should spaces become available, we will advertise on our social media pages and the app.
Please note there is no priority enrolment between the Fast Track Programme and the roll on term-time programme. 
NOVEMBER Learn to Swim Programme

Following completion of the September programme, all participants have the opportunity to priority enrol into the November programme (this will end on 01 November 2022).

All remaining spaces will be sold to the public on Wednesday 02 November at the following times:

7pm sale – Levels 1-7 & Advance Stroke Development
7.30pm sale – Baby, Adult, Disability & One to One

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How can I avail of priority booking?
You must be participating in the current 8 week Learn to Swim Programme.
On the day of your final lesson, the swimming coach will issue a certificate with a recommendation on what level to book for the next programme. Bring this certificate to the reception area where you will then be able to register.
All spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Priority booking for November 2022 is now open until Tuesday 01 November.

I am not in the current programme but I want to enrol. How can I do this? 
All remaining spaces will go on sale to the public at a later date.
Spaces will be available to book online, in person and by telephone. Customers should be mindful that there is a high demand for places on our Learn to Swim Programme and so it is strongly advised that bookings are made online to increase your chance at securing a space.
Public sale of spaces on the November 2022 programme will be Wednesday 02 November from 7pm. More info below.

Learn to Swim Programme - November 2022

Following completion of the September programme, all participants have the opportunity to priority enrol into the November programme (this will end on 01 November 2022).

All remaining spaces will be sold to the public on Wednesday 02 November at the following times:

7pm sale – Levels 1-7 & Advance Stroke Development
7.30pm sale – Baby, Adult, Disability & One to One

Watch this video for a step by step guide on how to book!
Short codes for booking classes are as follows:
Level 1 – SL1
Level 2 – SL2
Level 3 – SL3
Level 4 – SL4
Level 5 – SL5
Level 6 – SL6
Level 7 – SL7
Advanced Stroke Development – SAS
Adult Beginner – SAdB
Adult Improver – SAI
Disability Group – SDG
Baby Splash – SBS
Advanced Baby Splash – SABS
One to One – S1:1

Details on the full November Learn to Swim Programme including class times and coaches is available below. Please note, availability in classes will change after priority enrolment is complete. 

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Nov 22 lessons after priority 2

Fast Track Lessons - Halloween Break 2022!

NEW Fast Track Swimming Lessons will be commencing from Monday 31 October 2022 for one week over the Halloween break!
All lessons will be held in our Learner Pool and are open to children ages 5+ years.

Timetable of lessons is as follows:

9:20am – 9:50am  Beginner Lessons
10:00am – 10:30am  Beginner Lessons
1:10pm – 1:40pm  Improver Lessons
1:50pm – 2:20pm  Beginner Lessons
2:30pm – 3:00pm  Improver Lessons

Beginner Lessons are suited to those who have little to no experience with formal swimming lessons before.
Improver Lessons are suited to those who have some experience with formal swimming lessons e.g. OLC Level 2/3 or equivalent.


Early in 2022 we published a survey to ask for your feedback on our swimming programme, the results of which highlighted that there has been an increase in demand from parents seeking swimming lessons.
To meet this demand we have created a NEW Fast Track Swimming Programme to give more people the opportunity to learn and improve upon their swimming abilities.

Customers should note that there is no priority enrolment between this programme and our 8 week Learn to Swim programme.

NPLQ

Calling all budding lifeguards! Our next NPLQ course is starting Saturday 29th October 2022!
All participants must complete a pre-requisite assessment prior to booking the course (details outlined below). You can book this via reception on 02882 246711 (option 2).
Course costs £260.00 per person.

Course dates: 
Saturday 29th October @ 10am – 5pm
Sunday 30th October @ 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 2nd November @ 9am – 5.30pm
Thursday 3rd November @ 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 4th November @ 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 5th November @ 10am – 3pm

Exam & Assessment: Sunday 6th November @ 10am – 3pm

For more info on what pre-requisites are necessary click here or contact the course Trainor Assessor directly: dbh.tutor@gmail.com

Pre-requisite Skills on the Learn to Swim Programme

Please see below what skills are required of a child to be able to enrol onto each level of our Learn to Swim programme.
There are no pre-requisite skills for enrolment onto Level 1 however children must be aged 5 years or older.

Level 2

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 2

1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic pool safety rules

2. Demonstrate a safe entry and exit of the pool

3. Walk across the pool, with water at shoulder level

4. Get face submerged in water

5. Blow bubbles in the water

6. Demonstrate a streamlined position, with assistance

7. Regain feet from a floating position on both the front and back, with a woggle & assistance if required

8. Demonstrate a good kicking action on front and back with a woggle or board, and assistance if required

Level 3

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 3

1. Demonstrate an understanding of all pool rules, and how to enter and exit the pool safely

2. Submerge and pick up objects from the bottom of the pool at 0.9metres

3. Using a board, demonstrate a star float on the back, unassisted

4. Submerging the body, bob up and down, blowing bubbles through the nose and mouth 3 times

5. Roll 180 degrees from the front to the back, and then regain feet

6. Kick on the front with a float, unassisted for 3 metre

7. Kick on the back with a float, unassisted for 3 metres

8. With a woggle, demonstrate a head first sculling/back paddle action on back

Level 4

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 4

1. Swim through a submerged hoop, from a stranding position

2. Demonstrate a safe pool entry, without using steps

3. Demonstrate a floating ‘star’ position on front and back for 10 seconds

4. Push off wall and glide, with streamlining on front and back, then regain feet

5. Demonstrate rotary breathing while kicking – blowing bubbles into the water and showing a sideways turn to breathe in

6. Without touching the pool floor, demonstrate a 360 degree rotation/log roll

7. Demonstrate a front crawl arm action, with a board for 5 metres

8. Demonstrate a backstroke arm action with a board for 5 metres

9. Demonstrate an understanding of and attempt a breast stroke arm action for 3 me

Level 5

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 5

1. Using a woggle, tread water using a breaststroke leg action for 20 seconds in the main pool at 1.3-1.5 metres

2. Demonstrate a handstand from the bottom of the pool

3. Demonstrate a sitting dive and glide, with good entry into water, swim down through a submerged hoop

4. Demonstrate a push and glide on front and back, holding for 3 metres

5. Swim 5 metres front crawl – blowing bubbles into the water and showing a sideways turn to breathe

6. Swim 5 metres back stroke with good body position

7. Swim 5 metres demonstrating a breaststroke leg action – with a board or assistance if required

8. Demonstrate streamlined kicking on front and back with a board for 10 metres in main pool

9. Perform a safe pencil jump in the main pool at 1.3m

Level 6

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 6

1. Demonstrate a forward somersault from a standing position

2. Demonstrate a kneeling dive, with good entry

3. Demonstrate a sculling action on back, with a pull buoy for 5 metres

4. Demonstrate a push and glide from the wall on front and back for 5 metres

5. Swim 10 metres front crawl – showing good technique, with uni or bi-lateral breathing

6. Swim 10 metres back stroke, with correct body position

7. With no aid, tread water using a breast stroke leg action for 20 seconds in deep water at 1.3 – 1.5 metres

8. Demonstrate streamlined kicking on front and back for 15 metres with no support

9. Swim 10 metres Breaststroke – attempting to breathe on every arm pull

Level 7

What you need to be able to do to get into Level 7

1. Tread water for 30 seconds keeping the head clear of the water and then swim 15 metres

2. Demonstrate a head first surface dive and then retrieve an object from the pool floor at 1.5 metres

3. Demonstrate a push and glide on the front into a forwards somersault

4. Demonstrate a kneeling dive, glide, then swim out 10m

5. Demonstrate a good push off with streamlining, underwater on front and back for 3 metres

6. Using a pull buoy, demonstrate a sculling action for 10 metres on back, moving head first and feet first

7. Swim 2 x 10m front crawl, showing good technique and breathing

8. Swim 2 x 10 metres back stroke showing good technique and breathing

9. Swim 15 metres breaststroke – showing good timing

10. Demonstrate a butterfly style kick, with undulating action for 10 metres

11. Swim 25m of 2 different strokes, holding good rhythm

Advanced Stroke

What you need to be able to do to get into Advanced stroke

1. Demonstrate a standing dive into deep water and swim out 25 metres

2. Demonstrate a push and glide, with streamlining on the front and back, underwater for 5 metres

3. Using a pull buoy, scull 25 metres on front

4. Swim 50 metres front crawl, demonstrating good rhythm and breathing

5. Swim 50 metres back stroke demonstrating good rhythm and breathing

6. Swim 25m breaststroke attempting pull out and regular breathing

7. Swim 10m using a butterfly action

8. Swim 15 metres showing a lifesaving sidestroke

9. Swim 15 metres lifesaving back stroke

10. Swim 100m using 2 different strokes holding good technique and rhythm, without stopping