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Public Admission Entry Requirements

Specific supervision and height requirements are in place for admission to City of Winnipeg pools. Minimum Entry Height Requirements are site specific and are measured at the top of the shoulder.

The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility.

Printable copy of Pool Entry, Admission and Safety Guidelines

Supervision Requirements

Children under the age of 7 will not be allowed entry into the pool unless accompanied by a Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Children).

Children under the age of 7

Who cannot swim:

  • Must be accompanied in the water by a Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Children)
  • Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must be within arm’s reach of the children
  • Must wear a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Are restricted to the shallow end

Who can swim:

  • Must be accompanied in the water by a Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Children)
  • Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must be within arm’s reach of the children
  • Upon demonstration of swimming ability may enter the pool without a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)

Children 7 years & older

Who do not meet the height requirement & cannot swim:

  • Must be accompanied in the water by a Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Children)
  • Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must be within arm’s reach of the children
  • Must wear a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Are restricted to the shallow end

Who do not meet the height requirement & can swim:

  • Must be accompanied in the water by a Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Children)
  • Upon demonstration of swimming ability may enter the pool without a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)

Who meet the height requirement & cannot swim:

  • Are restricted to the shallow end.
  • A Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is optional.

School Admissions

A group of 9 or more people, or any organized program or event attending an Aquatic / Active Living facility should be booked in advance by calling 311.

When using City of Winnipeg aquatic facilities, school participants are required to adhere to all admission requirements.

The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility.

Printable copy of Pool Entry, Admission and Safety Guidelines

Schools are required to:

Prior to arrival

Identify students who do not meet the height requirement and cannot swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Students must be accompanied in the water by Teacher/Parent/Volunteer at a ratio of 1 (Teacher/Parent/Volunteer) to 4 (Students)
  • Teacher/Parent/Volunteer must be within arm's reach of the students
  • Students must wear a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Students are restricted to the shallow end

Identify students who do not meet the height requirement and can swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Students must be accompanied in the water by Teacher/Parent/Volunteer at a ratio of 1 (Teacher/Parent/Volunteer) to 4 (Students)
  • Upon demonstration of swimming ability, student may enter the pool without a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
    • A general rule of thumb is completion pf Level 5 of the Red Cross

Identify students who meet the height requirement and cannot swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Students are restricted to the shallow end
  • A Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is optional

Upon arrival at the pool, contact the onsite supervisor

  • The onsite supervisor will review the pool rules with the students and Teachers/Parent / Volunteers
  • Identify to the onsite supervisor those students who require Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Identify to the onsite supervisor those students who wish to access deepwater. The onsite supervisor will then have the swimmers perform a short swim evaluation to confirm their ability.

School admissions access is only available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Group Admissions

A group of 9 or more people, or any organized program or event attending an Aquatic / Active Living facility should be booked in advance by calling 311.

When using City of Winnipeg aquatic facilities, all groups are required to adhere to all admission requirements.

The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility.

Printable copy of Pool Entry, Admission and Safety Guidelines

Groups are required to:

Prior to arrival

Identify participants who do not meet the height requirement and cannot swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Participants must be accompanied in the water by Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Students)
  • Parent/Guardian/Caregiver must be within arm's reach of the students
  • Participants must wear a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Participants are restricted to the shallow end

Identify participants who do not meet the height requirement and can swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Participants must be accompanied in the water by Parent/Guardian/Caregiver at a ratio of 1 (Parent/Guardian/Caregiver) to 4 (Students)
  • Upon demonstration of swimming ability, participants may enter the pool without a Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
    • A general rule of thumb is completion pf Level 5 of the Red Cross

Identify participants who meet the height requirement and cannot swim and be prepared to adhere to these rules:

  • Participants are restricted to the shallow end
  • A Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is optional

Upon arrival at the pool, contact the onsite supervisor

  • The onsite supervisor will review the pool rules with the students and Parent/Guardian/Caregiver
  • Identify to the onsite supervisor those participants who require Lifejacket \ PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Identify to the onsite supervisor those students who wish to access deepwater. The onsite supervisor will then have the swimmers perform a short swim evaluation to confirm their ability.
Last update: February 13, 2015