Admission Policy

Admission Policy

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Customer Service
Community Services
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus, ON
N1M 2W5
Phone: 519.846.9691 x903
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Children Under the Age of Ten

  • May not be admitted to the pool unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 12 years of age
  • A caregiver may provide direct supervision for up to a maximum of two children.

Children Aged Six to Nine

  • May swim unaccompanied providing they pass the swim test
  • Parents/guardian must be present for the swim test and remain in the facility for the duration of the swim
  • The ratio of non swimmers to parent/guardian may be increased to four bathers to one parent if life jackets are worn


Swim Test Criteria

  • Tread water for 20 seconds
  • Front swim 10 metres
  • Tread water for 20 second
  • Front swim for 15 metres
  • Must make an attempt at an over arm recovery (or front crawl) with a near body flat in the water
  • Lifeguards reserve the right to have any swimmer complete the swim test to prove their swimming ability in the deep end of the pool
  • A caregiver must be present for the swim test and for the duration of the swim

Swim Test Cards

  • If you successfully complete the swim test, you are given a "Swim Test Card"
  • Present this card when you come to the pool and you will be given a green wristband
  • If you forget the "Swim Test Card', you will be asked to complete the swim test again
  • You must be able to always complete the swim test at any time or your card may be taken away