Pool User Guide Thinkstock Share: Pool User Guide Toddlers All infants and toddlers who are not toilet trained will be required to wear “little swimmers”. Did you know that you can buy little swimmers at the GSH front desk for $2? Special Needs Patrons must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver at a ratio of one (parent/guardian/caregiver) to one (child). Children Six & Under Children under the age of six who cannot swim: Must be accompanied in the water by a parent/caregiver/guardian at a ratio of one (parent/guardian/caregiver) to four (children); Parent/Caregiver/Guardian must be in the water within arm’s reach of the children; Must wear a lifejacket/PFD (Personal Flotation Device); and Are restricted to the shallow end. Children under age six who can swim: Must be accompanied in the water by a parent/caregiver/guardian at a ratio of one (parent/guardian/caregiver) to four (children); Parent/Caregiver/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of the children; and Upon demonstration of swimming ability, users may enter the pool without a lifejacket/PFD (Personal Flotation Device). Children Seven Years & Older Children seven years and older who cannot swim are restricted to the shallow end where they can stand flat foot with their shoulders out of the water. Children seven years and older and who can swim, upon demonstrating four laps of front crawl without stopping, may enter the deep-end upon lifeguard’s say. The on-site lifeguards have the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility. POOL RULES All persons using the swimming pool must take a cleansing shower, using warm water and soap before entering the pool; All bathers who have used the toilet must shower before entering the pool; Spectators are not allowed on the pool deck; Persons having any skin diseases, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, open sores or any communicable disease will not be permitted in the pool; Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose, etc. in the pool is prohibited; No food is permitted on the pool deck or in the pool; No smoking; Individuals shall not engage in boisterous play; Bathing suits must be worn at all times; Children three and under not potty trained must wear “little swimmers” diapers; Children six and under must be accompanied by an Parent/Guardian in the water; and Maximum swimmers permitted on the deck and in the pool at any one time is 75. SLIDE RULES No standing on the slide; Feet first only going down the slide; One person at a time; No jewellery; Clear the bottom of the slide immediately for the next person; Line up in orderly fashion; and No running. For more information, please contact the Aquatic Supervisor at 204-765-3000 ext. 3318.