Swim Bay/Swimming Lessons

Swim Bay - Summer 2023

Swim Bay features 140 metres of lifeguarded waterfront for 10 weeks each summer. The supervised area extends from the yacht club to the rope swing and features a high diving board, two floating docks, zipline and rope swing. 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.

2023 Lifeguard Schedule

The Swim Bay Lifeguard Schedule for 2023 is:

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday - 12:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday - 10 am to 5:30 pm
Lifeguards are supervising swim lessons from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on weekdays.

Find out more about the 2023 Swim Bay Lifeguard Schedule.

Group Visits

Group visits are subject to availability and must be booked in advance through the Recreation Department. To book, please email rec-clerk@peachland.ca or call 250.767.2133.

Swimming Lessons

Schedule Change: Please note, our swim lesson schedule has changed since the Summer Rec Guide was published. The new lesson schedule for all classes is as follows:

  • Session 1: Jul 10-22, Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat - 4 classes per week for two weeks
  • Session 2: Jul 24-Aug 4, Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat - 4 classes week one, 3 classes week 2 (no class on Sat, Aug 5)
  • Session 3: Aug 14-26, Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat - 4 classes per week for two weeks

Lesson pricing for the new schedule has been adjusted to $31.50 for 30-minute classes and $63 for 1-hour classes.

For information on the Swim for Life Lifesaving Society Swim levels, click here for the Swim for Life Chart.

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 water safety and on getting comfortable in the water, 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.

To register for swim lessons, click here, call 250.767.2133 to register over the phone, or visit the Peachland Community Centre (4450 6th St) to register in person. For more information on our programs, please view our Summer 2023 guide or call 250.767.2133.