Montreal raises minimum age to swim alone to eight years old


The minimum age to enter a Montreal city pool alone has been raised to eight years old, part of an effort to make swimming safer.

The minimum age used to be six – and prior to 2017, there was no minimum age, only a height requirement.

Children must also meet a minimum height of 15 centimetres taller than the deepest part of the pool’s shallow end, and could be asked to pass a swimming test.

See CTV News Montreal

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