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:
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: Two children to one guardian (2:1).
Children aged 6-9 who are non-swimmers: Four children to one guardian (4:1), or eight children with life jackets to one guardian (8:1).
Children aged 8+ who have either passed Swim Kids 4 or who have passed the Deep End Swim Test are permitted to swim at Beechwood North Pool without a parent or guardian.
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.
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)
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 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!
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 guestbook that will be available near the guard office window.
Guests must be accompanied by a BNHA member throughout the visit.
In rare instances when the pool area is at full capacity (50 in the pool area), guests may be asked to return at a later time. We expect this would only happen in rare circumstances. Guests already admitted to the pool before it reached capacity would not be asked until at least one hour of using the pool facilities.
The intent of this policy is to allow our members and their guests to have the best possible experience at the pool, while maintaining the opportunity for paid members to use the pool facilities during busy periods.
Pool ‘Preview Days’ for Local Non-Members
For Beechwood North area residents who are not currently BNHA members, we will be offering three ‘Pool Preview Days’ throughout the summer when you can be admitted to the pool as a guest of a current BNHA member.
Local neighbours: Come check out the pool and see what everyone is talking about!