The Downtown Y and Westhills Y pools are now open. Access available by reservation to members only. Join the Y… click here!
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 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 16+years of age at all times.
- Those with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by individual with knowledge of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision
|Under 7 yrs
|In the water, within arm’s reach
Maximum 3:1 ratio
|Applies to all pools|
|7 to 12yrs||In the aquatic environment
Maximum 8:1 ratio
|Applies to all pools
Adult has the ability to make frequent eye contact with the children
|13 yrs and older||Can use the pool unaccompanied||Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.|
DOWNTOWN Y POOL ACCESS
The Downtown Y pool has re-openend. Access is available by reservation to Y members only.
CURRENT POOL ACCESS/PROGRAMS
Please review the Know Before You Go pages for the most up to date information on open/closed facilities, guidelines and safety protocols.
HOW TO REGISTER/RESERVE FOR SWIM PROGRAMS
All registration/reservations are limited to Y Members only.