Aquatic Admission Standards

Aquatic Admissions Standards Aquatic Wrist Band Procedure For increased safety in our aquatic facilities, all swimmers 6 - 9 years of age who wish to swim in the pool, must complete a brief swim test prior to being admitted to the pool.  Upon successful completion, the child will be given a GREEN wrist band allowing them to swim unaccompanied.  Those who decide not to do the swim test and those who are unsuccessful in completing the swim test may participate accompanied by a parent/guardian who is at least 16 years of age.  Children 5 years and under - RED Wrist Band  Must be accompanied in the water by a parent/caregiver who is at least 16 years of age who remains within arm's reach. Parent/guardian must be able to touch bottom of pool at all times. Ratio of children to parent/guardian 2:1 Children who are 5 years and under who are able to complete the swim test may access deep water, accompanied by a parent/guardian.  These children will be issued both a RED and GREEN bracelet. Children 6 - 9 years of age - YELLOW Wrist Band  Children who do not successfully complete the swim test must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian 16 years or older who remains within arm's reach.  Parent/guardian must be able to touch bottom of pool at all times. Ratio of children to parent/guardian 4:1 (this ratio currently under review and may change based on new Pool Health Regulations expected out in early 2017) Children 6 - 9 years of age - GREEN Wrist Band  Children who complete the swim test may access the pool unaccompanied; parent/guardian 16 years or older must remain within the pool enclosure and directly supervise their children. Ratio of children to parent/guardian 8:1 Participants 10 years and older may access the pool unaccompanied.  Swimmers of any age may be asked to complete the swim test at the discretion of the Lifeguard. Based on swim ability, restriction to shallow water may be made. Admission Swim Test Standard Part 1:  25m swim Front Swim.  The following standard must be maintained throughout the duration of the swim:  Face in the water (with the ability to breathe out of the water) Overarm recovery (arms consistently out of the water) Horizontal body position (feet near the surface not the bottom) Propulsive forward motion Comfortable in the water Part 2: Tread Water Test (deep water)  Only delivered to those who successfully complete the 25m swim test:  Jump away from the side of pool Easily surface and begin to tread water Head/ears maintained avove water Completion of required time - 30 seconds Swim tests ARE required each time a child accesses a recreational swim.

Swim tests ARE required each time a child accesses a recreational swim.

Birthday Parties:

All birthday party bookings must meet the following parent/guardian to child ratio in order to utlize the pool:

Children 5 and under 1:2

Children 6 and above 1:4