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enjoying Sandy Beach

Chippewa Park features two beaches: Sandy Beach (with supervised hours) and Main Beach (unsupervised).

Sandy Beach has a lifeguard station and has supervised hours through the summer until the end of August, including Canada Day & Civic Holiday.

SANDY BEaCH Hours of Operation

Supervision of Sandy Beach is now over for the 2017 season and will begin again in June 2018.

Sandy Beach is supervised Wednesday - Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays the Beach is unsupervised.

All swims are free for the general public.

Swimming at ChippewaPlease note: Swimming at outdoor lakes is subject to the elements. Regular water quality checks are done to ensure swimming is safe for patrons. Please check the Thunder Bay District Health Unit website for the most up-to-date water quality status of this swimming area. If there is a swimming advisory, an announcement will be posted under "News, Advisories, Reports" on the TBDHU homepage.

 

SWIMMER SAFETY

Swimmer safety is important to all of us. Parents, you are your child's best lifeguard - please keep your children within arm's reach.

WHY? - Drownings are preventable!

  • Drownings involving toddlers can be prevented if parents or caregivers are within arm's reach of their children when they are near water. Designate a backyard pool lifeguard. An adult should always supervise whenever children are using a pool – in-ground, above ground or wading pool. If you must be absent for a moment, designate another adult to replace you or close the pool until someone can assume supervisory duties.
  • Stay tub-side until all the water is drained and you have removed your children from the tub. Most bathtub drownings occur because youngsters were left alone for “just a moment”.
  • Drain bathtubs when they are not in use. Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water and turn them over.
  • Put a lifejacket on children who can’t swim when they’re at the beach or pool. Children must wear lifejackets when in any watercraft.
  • Be vigilant. Many children who drown do so because parents or caregivers lose sight of them for a very short period of time. Be within arm's reach of your child.

Drowning is a silent killer

Drowning victims rarely call or wave or signal for help because they can’t keep their head or arms above water. Even when they manage to get their head above water, inhaling air – not calling for help – is their priority.

Drowning happens in seconds

Drowning can take as little as 10 seconds and occurs in just inches of water…in bathtubs, wading pools, and wells - even buckets. Never leave a child alone near the water. Don’t be distracted by a ringing phone, a doorbell or another child.

Drowning is a big problem in Canada

Almost 500 Canadians drown each year, and children under 5 are at high risk. In fact, drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years of age. Most toddlers drown in backyard pools. Their natural curiosity combined with an almost magnetic attraction to water means toddlers have a high risk of drowning anytime they are near water – natural or man-made.

Please Be Water Smart This Summer

For more information on Chippewa Park, visit our Chippewa Park webpage.