Our pools accommodate all ages with custom programs and schedules designed to fit a vibrant and growing community. From Aquafit to Lane Swim to Open Swims and more – there’s something for everyone.

Aquatic Admission Criteria

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.  The following aquatic admission criteria allow us to meet both provincial and industry regulations and standards.

All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 16+years of age at all times.

Supervision requirement
Other information
Under 7 yrs


In the water, within arm’s reach

Maximum 3:1 ratio

Applies to all pools
7 to 10 yrs In the aquatic environment

Maximum 8:1 ratio

Applies to all pools

Adult has the ability to make frequent eye contact with the children

10 yrs and older Can use the pool unaccompanied Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.
  • Those with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by individual with knowledge of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision