News from Kamloops

June 25, 2015

Riverside Park Lifeguard Service Begins

Kamloops, B.C. – Beginning Friday, June 26th, Riverside Park Lifeguard Service will be available at Riverside Park beach from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily, weather permitting.

To promote safety in and around the water, the City recommends swimming in the designated swimming area when lifeguards are on duty and to keep within arms’ reach of young children. It is also important to closely supervise children while visiting the waterpark and playground areas. 

Kamloops Aquatics recommends caution when swimming in the river.  It is important to be aware of open water hazards such as steep drop-offs, strong currents, and undertows. In the event of an emergency outside of daily operating times, or for boating related emergencies, inform Emergency Medical Services by calling 911.

For more information on being safe at the beach visit www.lifesaving.bc.ca.

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Media Contact:
Heidi Ogilvie, Aquatics Program Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3754
hogilvie@kamloops.ca