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Entry height requirements

The City of Winnipeg operates indoor and outdoor pools to provide safe and enjoyable aquatic experiences.

  • Site-specific age and height requirements are in place for admission to City of Winnipeg pools
  • Minimum entry height requirements are measured at the top of the shoulder
  • Children under the age of seven—and those that do not meet the height requirements—are not allowed entry into the pool unless:
    • they are accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver at a ratio of one parent/guardian/caregiver to four children (1:4 ratio);
    • wear a lifejacket/personal floatation device (PFD) and are restricted to the shallow end.

Height Requirements by Pool

The information below will assist you in selecting the appropriate aquatics facility for your family, school, or group.

Pools listed below begin with the lowest height requirement and end with the highest requirement.

Indoor Pools (entry height requirements measured at the top of the shoulder)

Elmwood Kildonans 42 inches 107 cm
St. James Assiniboia Centennial 42 inches 107 cm
Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 44 inches 112 cm
Eldon Ross 44 inches 112 cm
Kinsmen Sherbrook 44 inches 112 cm
Sergeant Tommy Prince Place
(formerly North Centennial Recreation
and Leisure Facility)
44 inches 112 cm
Pan Am 44 inches 112 cm
Seven Oaks 44 inches 112 cm
Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 44 inches 112 cm
St. James Civic Centre 46 inches 117 cm
Bonivital 48 inches 122 cm
Margaret Grant 48 inches 122 cm

Outdoor Pools (entry height requirements measured at the top of the shoulder)

Freight House 44 inches 112 cm
Kildonan Park 44 inches 112 cm
Transcona Aquatic Park 44 inches 112 cm
Fort Garry Lions 48 inches 122 cm
Happyland 48 inches 122 cm
Provencher 48 inches 122 cm
St. Vital 48 inches 122 cm
Windsor Park 48 inches 122 cm
Westdale 52 inches 133 cm

Supervision Requirements - all children under 7 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian/caregiver at a ratio of one parent/guardian/caregiver to four children (1:4 ratio).

Printable copy of Pool Entry, Admission and Safety Guidelines

Last update: January 14, 2021

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