Our priority is to maintain a safe and fun environment at the pool at all times. Please be sure to adhere to the Pool Rules posted on our website and at the facilities, as well as our Pool Guest Policy:
All members and their guests must comply with the following rules at all times, which are posted at the pool (‘Pool Rules’):
Non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end under direct supervision of a parent or guardian (over the age of 12) and must be within arms reach of a parent or guardian OR wearing an approved life saving device.
Instructions from the BNHA lifeguard staff must be complied with to ensure the safety of swimmers at the pool. One long whistle blast means ‘emergency’ and in these cases, individuals must clear the pool area in an orderly fashion.
All persons using the swimming pool must take a shower before entering the pool. (As required by the Ontario Public Health Act for public pools)
Any person having an infectious or communicative disease is prohibited from using a public pool.
Footwear must be removed before entering the pool area. (Shoe racks are provided)
No person may bring a glass container onto the deck or in the pool.
No food is allowed inside the pool enclosure. (Food can be consumed in the picnic table area) Please note the Beechwood North facilities are a NUT FREE space.
No Diving head first into the pool. (Pool depth does not meet minimum requirements)
No Running on the pool deck.
Spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose or discharging bodily wastes in the pool is strictly prohibited.
Maximum of 50 people can be admitted to the pool area.
The emergency telephone is located in the office.
Dogs and other animals are not allowed in the pool area. (Only approved service animals)
Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and fun environment at the pool!
Public Health Admission Standards
Region of Waterloo Public Health provides Admissions Standards for public pools. These standards require parents or guardians (at least 12 years of age) to assist staff in the supervision of young children, with the following supervision requirements:
Children aged 0-5: Regardless of swimming ability, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for their direct supervision. Ratio: Two children to one guardian (2:1).
Children aged 6-9: Four children to one guardian (4:1), or eight children with life jackets to one guardian (8:1).
BNHA members are welcome to bring guests to the pool and tennis courts. Please adhere to the following guest policy for the pool:
We kindly ask that all members introduce guests using the pool to the guards and sign-in guests using the Guest Sign-in form available.
Guests must be accompanied by a BNHA member throughout the visit.
The intent of this policy is to allow our members and their guests to have the best possible experience at the pool, while ensuring paid members can use the pool facilities during busy periods.
Local Non-Members Policy
As noted in the BNHA Bylaws: A member shall not be allowed to admit to the facilities as a guest a resident of the Beechwood North Residential Area.