June 30, 2011

Riverside Park Lifeguard Service Begins

Kamloops, B.C. - Beginning Thursday, June 30, lifeguard service will be available at the Riverside Park beach from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily, weather permitting.

To promote a safer river swim experience, when the "Lifeguard on Duty" sign is displayed, the City recommends swimming within the designated swim area and to always keep within armsí reach of young children.

Kamloops Aquatics would like to remind all residents of the importance of being water smart, particularly when swimming in the river. Closely supervise children with inflatable toys as they can blow away from shore and children will often follow them to deeper water. Visit www.kamloops.ca/swim for more helpful water smart tips to keep you safe this summer.

For your information, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit is located in the Riverside Lifeguard office and will be available during lifeguard on-duty hours. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 and immediately alert the lifeguards.

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Media Contact:
Glen Cheetham, Aquatics Program Supervisor
City of Kamloops