Swimming and splashing

Centennial
Pool

289 College Avenue
519-837-5621

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

151 Victoria Road North
519-837-5621

West End Community Centre

21 Imperial Road
519-837-5657

Recreational swim and fitness schedules
Splash pads and wading pools

Pool admission standards and guidelines

  • Children six (6) years of age or younger, regardless of swimming ability, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age, who is wearing swimming attire, within arm’s reach, and able to render immediate assistance.
    • There are a maximum of two (2) children per parent/guardian.
    • A facility swim test may be attempted to use the slide and participate in deep end activities.
  • Children ages seven to nine (7–9) who DO NOT pass the facility swim test are required to wear an orange wristband, and must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age, who is wearing swimming attire, within arm’s reach, and able to render immediate assistance.
    • There are a maximum of two (2) children per parent/guardian.
  • Children ages seven to nine (7–9) who DO pass the facility swim test are required to wear a green wristband and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least fourteen (14) years of age who maintains visual contact and remains in the pool viewing area at all times. Participants with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by individuals knowledgeable of their condition, and have the ability to render immediate assistance.
  • Children ten (10) years of age or older do not require supervision by a parent/guardian.

Facility swim test

  • Pool admission standards and guidelines apply to all recreational swims.
  • Aquatic staff may ask any participant for a demonstration of swimming ability if they feel there is a question of personal safety.
  • To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must swim forward roll into the water, swim two continuous widths on their front and tread water for 30 seconds.

Swimming attire

  • All patrons must wear appropriate swimming attire suitable for a public family environment. Swimming attire is defined as clothing that is clean and used specifically for the purpose of swimming.

Flume Slide Policy (West End only)

  • Participants 4’6” tall and over may go on our slide.
  • Participants 3’6” to 4’6” tall must pass our slide swim test (15 metre continuous swim).
  • Children less than 10 years old who have not successfully completed our admittance swim test but have successfully completed our slide swim test, must be supervised by their caregiver while in line and immediately after leaving the slide well.
  • Participants under 3’6 may not use the flume slide due to manufacturer guidelines.