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 Summer Swimming Programme
Our Summer Fast Track Programme will run until Friday 26 August 2022. Please see below for more information!
To book a place click here or contact our reception team directly on 02882 246711 (option 2).
Please note there is no priority enrolment between the Summer Fast Track Programme and the roll on term-time programme. 
SEPTEMBER Learn to Swim Programme
Following completion of the June programme, all participants have the opportunity to priority enrol into the September programme (this will end on 31 July 2022). All remaining spaces will be sold to the public after priority enrolment has closed. Next public sale for lessons will be on 09 August 2022 at the following times:
Levels 1-7 and Advance Stroke Development – on sale at 7pm
All Baby, Adult and Disability Group – on sale at 7.30pm
You can view the September schedule below.
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How can I avail of priority booking?
You must be participating in the current 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 September 2022 is now closed (as of 31 July 2022).

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 for September 2022 will be on Tuesday 09 August from 7pm.

Learn to Swim Programme - September 2022

Following completion of the June programme, all participants have the opportunity to priority enrol into the September programme (this will end on 31 July 2022).
All remaining spaces will be sold to the public after priority enrolment has closed. Next public sale for lessons will be on 09 August 2022 at the following times:
Levels 1-7 and Advance Stroke Development – on sale at 7pm

All Baby, Adult and Disability Group – on sale at 7.30pm

One to One lessons and Rookie Lifeguards will go on sale at a later date. 

You can view the September schedule below:
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Summer 2022!

NEW Fast Track Swimming Lessons will be commencing from Monday 04 July 2022! 

Please see the updated schedule here for lesson dates.

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 for Summer 2022 to give more people the opportunity to learn and improve upon their swimming abilities.

We will be offering a variety of lessons for children and adults of all ages and abilities:

Children ages 5-11
  • Complete Beginner
  • Beginner
  • Improver
  • Advanced
  • Core Skills – Back Stroke; Breast Stroke; Freestyle; Club Style Junior

Other lessons available

  • Tiny Tots (ages 2-4)
  • Disability Beginner & Improver
  • Teen (12+) Beginner, Improver & Mixed Ability
  • Adult Advanced & Mixed Ability
  • One to One

For more details on what each lesson entails, click below!

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

Lesson Information

NPLQ

Calling all budding lifeguards! Our next NPLQ course is starting Saturday 19th February!
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: 
Monday 18th July @ 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 19th July @ 9am – 5pm
Monday 25th July @ 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 26th July @ 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 27th February @ 9am – 5pm

Exam & Assessment: Thursday 28th July @ 9am – 2pm

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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