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Swim to Survive

Swim to Survive

Swim To Survive - Free Drowning Prevention Program

Location: Beavermead Beach
Age: 5 to 12 years
Dates: Saturdays, July 6 to August 3, 2019 (5 weeks)
Times: Check out the Swim to Survive Flyer for class times
Cost: Registration is totally FREE - sign up today!

Swim to Survive is a FREE drowning prevention program offered by the City of Peterborough's waterfront lifeguards at Beavermead Beach this summer.  This program teaches and evaluates the following basic fundamental skills necessary to survive an unexpected fall into deep water:

  • Roll into Deep Water
  • Tread Water for 1 minute
  • Swim 50 Metres

Please Note: Parents must stay with their children during the entire program.  Swim to Survive is a drowning prevention program and is NOT a swimming lesson.  The program may be cancelled or modified due to poor weather or water quality and is being offered for 5 weeks instead of 3 weeks to accommodate cancelled classes!


  • Call the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1873 (Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) and register over the phone
  • Stop by the Recreation Division at 210 Wolfe Street or the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre to register in person
  • Register Online