Admission Policy

Admission Policy

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Contact(s)

Customer Service
Community Services
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus, ON
N1M 2W5
Phone: 519.846.9691 x903
Email: parks@centrewellington.ca

Children Under the Age of Ten

  • Must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver who is 12 years of age or older and responsible for their direct supervision.
  • 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
  • A caregiver must be present for the swim test and as long as they are in the pool area
  • A caregiver may provide direct supervision for up to a maximum of four children
  • Life jackets must be worn by all non-swimmers

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 as long as they are in the pool

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 wristband
  • If you forget the "Swim Test Card', you may 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