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Pool Rules & Regulations

As recommended by the Lifesaving Society of Alberta!

We take the safety of our swimmers seriously, but we need you to do your part as well. With your help, we can ensure that our facility is clean, well maintained and we can reduce the chance of spreading illness. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding Healthy Swimming, please give the pool a call or ask the pool staff the next time you are in for a swim!

Pool Admission Standards

The Aquatic Centre follows the recommendations of the Lifesaving Society of Alberta, which have now become the industry standard.

Aquatics Centre admission standards:
  • Children must be a minimum of 8 years old to use the Aquatics Centre without a caregiver

  • Caregivers must be at least 14 years of age to accompany children in the Aquatics Centre

  • Caregivers should stay within arm's reach of children. Aquatic accidents can happen quickly and the safety of a child may depend on a quick reaction on the part of caregivers.

  • Family Swim: During all family swims, ALL children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the pool

General Rules & Guidelines

When you visit us at the pool, there are a few things to keep in mind. Please help us to maintain a healthy, clean swimming pool!

  • Street shoes and strollers are not permitted in locker rooms or on the pool deck. Shoes can be stored on boot racks and strollers in viewing area.

  • Use the washroom and have a head-to-toe shower before entering the pool.

  • Take children on lots of “bathroom breaks” during your swim. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean that it is too late!

  • Remove children’s swim diapers in the change room only.

  • Ensure that children under the age of 8 years are within arm’s reach of parents or caregivers over the age of 14.

  • Please note children under 10 must be accompanied in the hot tub by a caregiver over the age of 16.

  • Respect the health and safety of others. Do not use the pool if you have an open wound, a communicable disease or virus, diarrhea or have been ill within the last two weeks.

  • Please notify the ifeguards if a fecal or vomit contamination has occurred. Our staff has a series of procedures to deal with the contamination, to ensure the safety of all swimmers.

  • The use of photographic equipment (including camera cell phones) in the changing rooms is strictly prohibited. If you see anyone taking pictures in the change room, please report them to aquatic or client services staff immediately.

Emergency Signals

ONE WHISTLE BLAST – Please turn your attention to the lifeguards

TWO WHISTLE BLAST – Please exit the pool and wait for further instructions from the pool staff.

Okotoks Recreation Centre
Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Subject to change