Swim Bay/Swimming Lessons

Swim Bay - Summer 2017

Swim Bay features 140 metres of lifeguarded waterfront for 10 weeks each summer. Within the supervised area, there is a low and high diving board, two floating docks, a rope swing, and a zip line. Parent supervision is required for all children under 7 years old, regardless of ability, and is recommended for weak swimmers who are 7 or older. Life jackets may be borrowed during operational hours upon request pending availability; ask a lifeguard for assistance. Swim Bay also features a fully accessible aquatic wheelchair ramp, located at the north end of the beach, and an aquatic wheelchair which can be obtained from the lifeguards. Please ask a lifeguard for help if assistance is required when entering or exiting the water via the ramp.


Our waterfront lifeguards will be on duty from Friday, June 16 to Saturday, August 26, Monday through Sunday, 10:00 am-5:45 pm


Red Cross Swim Lessons are Available:

Mon-Fri, July 3-July 14

Mon-Fri, July 14-July 28

Mon-Fri, Aug 11-Aug 18

Swimming Lessons

Help your child develop a healthy lifestyle through swimming. Your child will learn to swim and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes a personal best and celebrates individual success. our small class sizes in the beautiful Okanagan Lake make it an unique swim experience. Classes may be re-organized to ensure that children are participating at the most appropriate skill level.

In the beginner levels, children will focus on getting comfortable in the water, water safety and will learn progressions that will lead to stroke development in the higher levels. As the children progress, they will learn other competitive and survival strokes while building their distance and speed. Children will also learn about making safe decisions in, on and around the water.

In each level, participants are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to the next level once all criteria have been successfully completed.

Adult Swim Lessons are Available:

Sat, Jul 8-Aug 26


A variety of courses are available to teach lifesaving skills and help you work towards becoming a lifeguard.

Junior Lifeguard Club, 8-13 years - T/W/Th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bronze Medallion, 13 years and older - Tue-Fri, Aug 1-4, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Bronze Cross, 14 years and older - Mon-Fri, Aug 14-18,930 am-2:30 pm

NLS Waterfront, 16 years and older and must have already obtained CPR-C and NLS Pool certificates - F/S/Su, Jul 14-16, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

NLS Waterfront Recert - S/Su, Jul 15-16, 12:30-4:30 pm

For registration call 250-767-2133

Volunteer Lifeguards/Lifesavers Needed:

Are you a successful Bronze Cross or NLS candidate who is interested in gaining some practical experience as a lifeguard/lifesaver and a chance apply the skills you learned during your aquatic courses? Would you like to spend a morning on on the water, watching some of the Okanagan's finest aquatic athletes in action? Need to spruce up your resume with some impressive volunteer experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider volunteering for this great event. To volunteer or to inquire about the event, please contact the Rattlesnake Island Safety Director, Jon Arkle.