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.
Priority Enrolment within Learn to Swim Programmes (runs September to June)
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 January 2024 is not yet available.
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 (date to be confirmed).
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 January 2024 programme will be after priority booking closes. Date and time to be confirmed.
Learn to Swim Programme
The current Learn to Swim Programme runs from Monday 06 November 2023 until 14 January 2024.
Priority enrolment for the January 2024 Programme will open on the last week of lessons. The Swim Team will be in contact with more information on this.
Public enrolment for the January 2024 Programme will be after priority booking closes. Date and time to be confirmed.
Watch this video for a step by step guide on how to book lessons online.
One to One – S1:1
See the bottom of the page for more information on the recommended requirements to enrol on each level.
Watch this space for upcoming courses to obtain your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
You must be able to attend all days to gain your qualification.
Course dates: to be confirmed
To arrange a pre-requisite assessment, please contact the course co-ordinator directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rookie Lifeguard Courses
Become a Rookie Lifeguard at Omagh Leisure Complex!
OLC’s Rookie Lifeguard Programme is a popular, fun and educational junior award scheme for 8 – 12 year olds. For most children, it’s the first opportunity to explore water safety and learn valuable life skills.
During the programme, each Rookie will be made aware of how to take care of themselves, their family and friends, providing them with the information needed to promote water safety in their day-to-day activities.
Before booking you must ensure that your child can swim 25 metres front and back; tread water for 30 seconds; and surface dive to the bottom of the pool
Rookie Bronze Award – details to be confirmed for new course.
Progressing from stage 1 of the Bronze Award right through to stage 3 of the Bronze Award, Rookies start the programme at an ability level suitable for swimmers who have just learned to swim and progress to the level of performing lifesaving tows.
Cost: £55 includes all course materials and certificates.
Once children have completed the Rookie Bronze Award, they will have the opportunity to continue progressing through the Rookie Programme with stages 1, 2 & 3 of Rookie Silver and stages 1, 2 & 3 of Rookie Gold.
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.
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