Supervision of Children

Supervision of Children

It has always been the YMCA’s policy that children under the age of 10 are not permitted alone at the YMCA unless they are participating in a program.
Due to recent changes in child protection policies, and for the safety of all children at the YMCA, we are reminding parents/guardians of this.Children 10 and under must be accompanied by someone who is an adult, unless participating in a YMCA program (Friday Night Fun, Community Swims, Tim Hortons Free Swim, Toonie Swim)
All children MUST know an emergency contact and phone number.
Children 10 and under: Adult must be in the YMCA and be aware of the child’s location at all times.

Further to this, we now have a policy change for the pool area. PLEASE NOTE: This will come into effect on September 1st, 2015.

As of Sept 1st,2015 children under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the pool by someone 14 or over within arms reach. Both teens and adults must remain within arms reach of the child during entire swim. This policy includes Friday night fun but does not include swimming lessons.

Reminder: Parents of children 8-12 years of age must remain in the building during recreational swims.

These new policies are consistent with the Child Protection Policies that have been introduced, and are for the safety of children and youth.

Thank you for your cooperation.