2022 Lifeguard Program

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Rogers Cove Beach lifeguard stand

The City of Peterborough will be conducting staff training for this summer’s lifeguard program from June 21 to 24, 2022 at Beavermead and Rogers Cove beaches.

All staff will be adhering to provincial health and lifesaving society guidelines for training. Members of the public are asked to give them space to safely complete their training.


City of Peterborough’s lifeguard program runs from June 25 until August 28, 2022, with lifeguards at Beavermead and Rogers Cove beaches seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beavermead has a beach access mat in place from June 25 until August 28 that provides a stable surface across the sand into the water, improving accessibility for everyone.

Peterborough Public Health monitors the water quality at our beaches from June until the end of August and posts the water quality reports online. A flag or sign at the beaches also to indicates the status of the water quality when lifeguards are present. For more information on water quality reporting at the public beaches, please contact Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000.

Wading pools

Lifeguards supervise the City’s four wading pools from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, beginning June 25 until August 28, 2022. The wading pools are small, shallow pools for young children up to about eight years old. Children need to be accompanied by an adult when using the wading pools.

City splash pads

Splash pads operate form 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The City’s lifeguard program does not cover splash pads because water in splash pads does not pool or pose a drowning risk. Adult supervision is required for young children.

Full details about lifeguard program are online at www.peterborough.ca/splash.