Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA), has organised an Aqua Legends programme commencing later this month at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and Omagh Leisure Complex.

The programme, which is funded by the 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 next Thursday, September 29, in Fermanagh Lakeland Forum at 12.30pm, and at Omagh Leisure Complex at 2pm; each session will last 40 minutes, with participants required to arrive pool-ready for the programme.

Speaking about the programme, the 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.”

‘Physically active’

Colette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said: “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.”

No cost

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, with programme registration available from this Friday, September 23, at 9am via the Council website.

For further information regarding the Aqua Legends programme, email chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com.