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Pool Admission Policy

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.

Swim Admission Policy 

Town of Aurora Pool Swim Admission Policy

  • Children 6 to 9 years of age will receive a yellow wristband and children 5 years of age and under will receive a red wristband upon entry.
  • Children 10 years of age and older can swim alone.
  • Children 6 to 9 years of age can swim alone, given they pass the swim facility test.

Facility Swim Test

  • Proficiently swim 2 widths un-aided (i.e. no life jacket, water wings, etc.) of the largest pool open during the leisure swim time and tread water for 1 minute.
  • Upon completing the facility swim test they will receive a green wristband.

Note: A facility swim test will be required upon every visit.

Children 6 to 9 years of age who unable to complete the test must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision:

  • Either a maximum of 2 children for each parent/guardian.;
  • Or a maximum of 5 children for each parent/guardian, given all children are wearing a Personal Floatation facility (PFD).

Children 5 years of age and under may not be admitted to the swimming pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision, with a maximum of 2 children for each parent or guardian. 

Swim Admission Policy 

Water Slide

Anyone wanting to ride the water slide must be a minimum of 48" (122 cm) in height.