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HRM beaches open July 1 for the summer season


Thursday, June 28, 2012 – HRM beaches officially open for the summer on Sunday, July 1. Daily supervision at most beach sites and the Halifax Common outdoor pool is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are a variety of beaches, lakes and outdoor pools in HRM, many of which are supervised by our trained lifeguards every day of the summer. Lifeguards have specialized training in injury prevention, first aid and are equipped with emergency supplies for a waterfront setting.

HRM offers important reminders for those using the beaches:

  • learn to swim (you can register today for swim lessons at one of the HRM beaches or your local pool)
  • always swim with a buddy  in supervised areas only
  • guardians are responsible for their children at all times; stay within arm’s reach of your child and know where they are at all times
  • avoid relying on flotation devices (i.e. rafts, water noodles, water wings)
  • watch out for the “dangerous too’s”: too tired, too cold, too much sun, too far from safety and too much strenuous activity
  • avoid diving in unfamiliar or shallow waters as spinal cord injuries may occur


Please note there is no weekend supervision at some locations. For further information on registering for swim lessons and beach supervision including hours of Lifeguard Service visit: or contact the HRM beach office at 490-5458.


John Henry

HRM Aquatics

Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Communications





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