Admission Standards for Public Pools were developed by the Office of the Coroner of Ontario to assist Lifeguards in maintaining adequate surveillance over the whereabouts and the activities of young bathers while they are within the pool enclosure. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care strongly support these recommendations for the purpose of preventing injuries and fatalities.
Town of Aurora Pool Admission Policy
Children under 10 years of age who are unable to complete the facility swim test must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision, with a maximum of two children for each parent or guardian.
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex Facility swim test:
facility use (all pools)
2 widths un-aided (i.e. no lifejacket, water wings, etc.) of the
largest pool open during the leisure swim time and tread water for 1
to ride the water slide must be a minimum of 48" (122cm) in height.
Family Leisure Complex Facility swim test:
swim 2 widths un-aided (i.e. no lifejacket, water wings, etc.) and must be able to tread water for 1 minute.
Acceptable level of proficiency is determined by the aquatic staff (approximately Red Cross Swim Kids 5 completed).
Aquatic staff members are available during leisure swims to evaluate individuals who wish/need to be assessed.
In the event a child between the ages of 6 and 9 years of age cannot complete the facility, swim test and does not have a parent or guardian at the facility to supervise them during the swim, the following will occur:
- The aquatic staff will notify the child that they cannot stay in the pool or change room area without a parent or guardian.
- The aquatic staff will notify the leisure reception staff that the child cannot be in the pool or change area unattended due to the child not completing the facility swim test.
- The aquatic and leisure reception staff will assist the child in contacting his/her parent or guardian to let them know their child needs to be picked up or supervised by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age. At this time, the admission policy should be reviewed with the parent or guardian.
- A Swim Ticket will be issued if the child does not remain for the swim.