Admission Standards For Public Pools

Pool Admission Guidelines for Safety and Enjoyment

Our pool admission standards are designed to prioritize safety and enhance everyone’s enjoyment at the facility. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

  1. Children Under 10 – Non-Swimmers:
    • Children under 10 years who cannot swim must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (minimum age 12). The ratio is 4 non-swimmers to 1 adult, which can be increased to 8:1 if all non-swimmers wear life jackets.
  2. Children Under 10 – Swimmers:
    • Children under 10 who are confident swimmers (passing the facility swim test) are allowed unaccompanied.
  3. Children Under 6 Years:
    • Children under 6 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, with a maximum of two children per adult.
  4. Guardians and Group Leaders:
    • Guardians or group leaders must supervise their charges directly and should be at least 12 years old.
  5. Instructor/Lifeguard to Bather Ratios:
    • Ratios of instructors/lifeguards to bathers comply with Regulation 565 for adequate supervision.
  6. Class B Public Pools (No Lifeguards):
    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or an agent who is at least 16 years old in Class B Public Pools without lifeguards.

Support Worker Admission: Participants aged 12 and above requiring support or assistance in the change rooms or the pool must be accompanied by a helper. In-water support attendants incur no additional charges.

Adhering to these standards ensures a safe, enjoyable pool experience for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.