Program Participation Policy for Children

Proper supervision of children and youth while in the YMCA is essential to ensure safety and security. All youth ages 11 and under must be in a supervised program or with a parent or guardian (at least 16 years old) at all times. The YMCA reserves the right to determine if more parental supervision is required.

Parents and guardians must remain in the building at all times when children are in Y programs, with the exception of programs labelled PNR (Parents not Required) on the Program Schedule. Children ages 11 and under require a parent/guardian to sign them in and out of all programs, including ones labelled PNR.

Children aged 9 and under are not permitted in the Fitness Centre.

Under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian, children 10 and 11 years old are permitted to attend the Fitness Centre, Group Fitness classes (land or aquatic), and Adult Sports. The YMCA promotes active lifestyles and exercising within arms reach of their adult role models. When children are in these spaces, they must be participating in the activity with an adult.

Public Swims

Swim tests are required and the ratios below must be followed at all times. Lifeguards have the right to enforce the use of lifejackets at any point.