To ensure that children have a safe and enjoyable swimming experience, the City of Toronto has implemented a wristband procedure. This system allows staff to identify children at greater risk of accidents and ensure adequate supervision when in the pool area. All children 9 years of age and under will be given an identifying wristband by the facility staff.
|Wrist Band||Additional Information|
|5 yrs & under||Always
|6 yrs||Always accompanied*||4:1||Orange||Child may obtain a GREEN wristband (in addition to orange) to access deep end. To obtain GREEN wristband child must complete the facility swim test.
Child must still be accompanied* at all times.
Pass facility swim test
|4:1||Orange||If child passes swim test, the ORANGE wristband is removed and replaced with a GREEN wristband, allowing child unsupervised access.|
|10 yrs+||No supervision required||Child will be required to do facility swim test and obtain a GREEN wristband to access deep end of pool.|
*Accompanied: Must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designate (caregiver) who is at least 14 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision. Caregiver must be in bathing attire and within arm's reach of the child(ren) at all times, both in and out of the water.
To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must demonstrate comfort in water and be able to swim a minimum of 2 widths continuously in shallow water (distances will increase at larger facilities)
A thorough shower with soap before you enter the pool will help keep the water clean for your swimming enjoyment. We also ask that street shoes not be worn in the shower and deck areas.
Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision. Your medical doctor should be consulted before swimming.