Swimming Policies & Usage Guidelines
Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room of their own gender. If this is not suitable, please see facility staff so that appropriate accommodation can be arranged. Universal change rooms are for parents or guardians with children of opposite gender under the age of 7 years. Note: Not all facilities have universal change rooms.
Only lessons operated by the City of Hamilton are permitted.
Serious medical conditions
Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision. The patron accompanying the individual with the special needs is not required to pay an entrance fee.
What to wear in the pool/bathing attire
When using City of Hamilton pools, all swimmers must wear bathing apparel that is clean and used specifically for the purpose of bathing. Apparel worn in the pool must permit individuals to participate safely in programs. All apparel/swim attire must be appropriate for a general audience.
Recommendations for safe swimming attire:
- Clothing should be a lightweight fabric (denim, including cut-offs, are not recommended).
- Form fitted clothes are preferred
All participants not toilet trained must wear an article of clothing that will keep fecal matter contained in the event of a fouling. Options available:
- Plastic pants with tight legs, Little Swimmers, Pool Pant Diapers, Gabby’s, Adult swim diapers
- Standard diapers are not allowed, due to excessive absorption materials that will go into the pool.
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