Lack Of Life Guards Has Postponed Cobourg’s Floating Water Park

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With the warmer temperatures and the end of the school year fast approaching, Cobourg is preparing for the opening of the new floating water park at Cobourg Beach. Through a partnering between Summer Water Sports, At The Lake Distributing Incorporated and the Town of Cobourg, staff have been busy finalizing details for Ontario’s largest water park, which includes one large park with slides, obstacles courses and bouncers for kids and adults aged 9+ and a smaller park designed for younger children to be accompanied by an adult.
Using the highest safety standards in the industry, the water park will be constructed of commercial-grade materials and safety connection points, and all patrons of the park must wear Canadian Coast-Guard approved life jackets, which will be provided by the water park staff as part of the cost of admission.
The water park will be open daily and will also be available during designated hours for private rentals.
As the excitement builds towards the grand opening, one critical detail is causing a delay: the absence of a sufficient number of qualified life guards to work at the park.
All parties involved in the opening of the water park have been diligently sourcing life guards since the spring through on-line, agency and word-of-mouth advertising. Unfortunately, the total number of lifeguards required to safely open the park have not been hired. The team is disappointed, as this park has been in development for many, many months, but everyone remains optimistic.
If you know a lifeguard (must have NLS qualifications) who would be interested in working at the Cobourg Beach this summer on Ontario’s largest water park, either full or part time, please contact Geordie Newlands at Summer Water Sports – (705) 765-0424 or Please note that the lifeguard positions pay higher than average wages along with other exciting incentives. New staff will also be provided training for their waterfront designation.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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