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Crescent Beach swimming area reopening Saturday

Last Updated Jun 24, 2020 at 6:43 pm PDT

Amanda Wawryk, NEWS 1130 photo

Starting Saturday you'll be able to swim out on Crescent Beach

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says he is excited the swimming area is reopening

Lifeguards will be on duty at Sullivan Point from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Surrey’s mayor is encouraging you to head down to Crescent Beach this weekend, to celebrate the reopening of the swimming area.

Doug McCallum says lifeguards will be on duty at Sullivan Point so people can finally enjoy swimming.

He adds, as a former competitive swimmer and lifeguard, he’s excited about the change.

“I fully recognize the importance of having aquatic amenities. During the sunny summer months,” he says in a video posted to the City of Surrey’s Twitter page. “That is why I’m pleased to announce the swimming area at Crescent beach will be reopening.”

McCallum explains because of COVID-19, you’ll still have to follow social distancing rules and swim only in the designated areas.

“Keep your children within arm’s length, and be aware of the currents and tides inexperienced swimmers should always be wearing a life jacket,” he advises.

If you are sick, the mayor is reminding you it’s still important to stay home and wash your hands.

As of Saturday, June 27, lifeguards will be on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.