Swim Bay/Swimming Lessons

Swim Bay - Summer 2020

Swim Bay features 140 metres of lifeguarded waterfront for 10 weeks each summer. The supervised area will be smaller this year with the zone being from the dive tower to the yacht club. Within the supervised area, the high diving board and two floating docks will be available. The rope swing is available outside of the guarded zone. The zipline will be closed in 2020. 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.

Group Visits

Due to COVID-19 recommendations, day camps and day care groups are asked to not to attend Swim Bay this year. The area is very small and the guarded zone has been reduced. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

COVID-19 Recommendations:

  • Facility/park is not cleaned or disinfected beyond normal practice
  • Maintain social distancing - 2m separation between others outside your household
  • Avoid gathering in groups and overcrowding
  • Wash or sanitize hands when you arrive to your program and upon returning home
  • Stay home if you are sick and do not visit Swim Bay
  • Please dispose tissue, garbage and recycling in the bins provided

2020 Lifeguard Schedule

Our waterfront lifeguards will be on duty from Tuesday, June 30 to Sunday, August 30, Monday through Sunday, 12:30-6:00 pm. Lifeguards are supervising swim lessons from 10:00 am-12:30 pm.

Swimming Lessons


2020 - Red Cross swim lessons are available for Swim Kids 4 and up only (due to COVID-19, no beginner programs are available). We will not be offering adult swim lessons.

For information on the Red Cross Swim levels, click the link below:

Red Cross Swim Levels

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 online, click here, call 250.767.2133 to register over the phone, or visit the Peachland Community Centre (4450 6th St) to register in person.