Swim Bay/Swimming Lessons

Swim Bay - Summer 2019

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 zipline. 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.

2019 Lifeguard Schedule

Our waterfront lifeguards will be on duty from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, August 25, Monday through Sunday, 12:30-6:00 pm. Lifeguards are supervising swim lessons from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Groups are required to reserve time in advance at 250-767-2133.

Swimming Lessons


Red Cross swim lessons are available:

Mon-Fri, Jul 8-Jul 19

Mon-Fri, Jul 22-Aug 2

Mon-Fri, Aug 12-Aug 23

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.

Adult swim lessons are available:

Sat, Jul 6-Aug 24

2019 Lifesaving and Lifeguard Training Programs


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

Training program schedule for 2019:

Bronze Medallion, 13 years and over, Jul 6-27

NLS Waterfront Option, 16 years and over, Jul 12-14

NLS Waterfront Precert/Recert, 16 years and over, Jul 13-14

Junior Lifeguard Club, 8-13 years, Aug 6-8

Bronze Cross, 14 years and over, Aug 6-9

For registration, please call 250.767.2133.