City lifeguards prepare to leave the beach

It’s not the end of summer but it is a sign the end is nigh.
City of Barrie lifeguards are wrapping it up for another season.  As of Monday, August 20, lifeguards will no longer be on duty at Barrie’s beaches as many of them get ready to head back to school in September. The buoy lines will remain in the water until after Labour Day (Monday, September 3).
The City and the Canadian Red Cross teamed up once again to offer the PFD Loan Service. So far this year, 243 people have participated in the program, which allows beach-goers to borrow Personal Flotation Devices for free at Centennial Beach and Johnson’s Beach to help ensure water safety.
Enjoy the remainder of summer at Barrie’s beaches and pools, but remember to be water smart. There is no substitute for parental supervision. Stay within arm’s reach, swim with a buddy and get trained.
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