Swimming

Do you have a swimming pool?

Yes!

Do you have a waterfront?

We play lots of water games, but we don't have a waterfront.

What pool supervision is in place?

We follow the swimming standards of the Ontario Camping Association. All swims sessions are supervised by a NLS certified guard with assistance from Bronze Cross certified guards. Our swimmer to guard ratio is: minimum 1 NLS per 1-20 swimmers; minimum 2 guards (may include 1 or more assistants) per 21-40 swimmers.

Is a swim test required?

Yes. Our pool includes a shallow end separated from a deep end by a rope. All campers must successfully complete a swim test in order to be granted permission to swim in the deep end?

How are non-swimmers supervised?

We have life preservers available for non-swimmers. Campers may also bring their own life preservers. For every two non-swimmers under the age of six we have a maximum of two leaders in the water. For every four swimmers between the age of six and nine, we have a maximum of 4 leaders in the water. This ratio may be increased to a maximum of eight non-swimmers per leaders if all swimmers are wearing a life preserver.

What standards are followed for pool operations?

Our pool is supervised and regularly checked by the City of Hamilton for compliance to all city pool standards.