We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to participate with their children during youth hours. Knowing that many of our students and other members have children, we have worked to make accommodations to enable these members to participate while still adhering to standard WOU risk management practices, effectively allocating resources, and following our mission.

Our Youth Hours policies are driven by the belief that the Health and Wellness Center is first and foremost a place for WOU students to exercise and create healthy lifestyles.

Ages 0-3

Youth Daily Pass

  • Members may sponsor up to 2 adult guests and up to 4 youths to join them in the facilities per day.
  • Age and supervision requirements are listed below for the Aquatic Center.
Fall, Winter and Spring Terms
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim None None None None None None

Summer Term
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim None None None None None None

Break Periods
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim None None None None None None

Aquatic Center
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Aquatic Center will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Ages 0-3

  • May participate during all open/lap swim times and must be accompanied in the water by a participating adult at all times.

Attire Requirements:

  • Infants and toddlers must wear plastic swim diapers to enter the pool.
  • Patrons (including infants and toddlers) must utilize the locker rooms or the individual family changing rooms to alter attire.

Supervision Requirements:

Non-swimmers

  • If a youth is not able to move in the water without feet touching the bottom or needs to wear a Coast Guard-approved life-jacket, the youth is considered a non-swimmer.
  • Only three non-swimmers are allowed per adult and the adult must be in the water within arm’s reach of the non-swimmers.
  • Non-swimmers are not to enter the deep end of the lap pool.

Swimmers

  • If a patron is able to move in the water without feet touching the bottom, the patron is considered a swimmer.
  • Only five swimmers per adult and the adult must directly observe the swimmers at all times.
  • A swim test is required to enter the deep end of the lap pool.

Ages 4-15

Youth Daily Pass

  • Members may sponsor up to 2 adult guests and up to 4 youths to join them in the facilities per day.
  • Age and supervision requirements are listed below for the Aquatic Center, Climbing Wall, and Health and Wellness Center.
Fall, Winter and Spring Terms
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim All Top rope hours

All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
Saturday hours
9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday hours
9:00am-4:00pm
None None None

Summer Term
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim All Top rope hours

All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
All HWC hours All HWC hours None None None

Break Periods
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
All HWC hours All HWC hours None None None

Aquatic Center
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Aquatic Center will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Ages 4-15

  • The supervising non-member WOU Community adult of all swimmers will not be assessed the daily pass rate if they do not swim.

Supervision Requirements:

Non-swimmers

  • If a youth is not able to move in the water without feet touching the bottom or needs to wear a Coast Guard-approved life-jacket, the youth is considered a non-swimmer.
  • Only three non-swimmers are allowed per adult and the adult must be in the water within arm’s reach of the non-swimmers.
  • Non-swimmers are not to enter the deep end of the lap pool.

Swimmers

  • If a patron is able to move in the water without feet touching the bottom, the patron is considered a swimmer.
  • Only five swimmers per adult and the adult must directly observe the swimmers at all times.
  • A swim test is required to enter the deep end of the lap pool.

Climbing Wall
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Climbing Wall will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Age 4-15

  • May participate in bouldering and climbing during youth climbing hours.
  • Must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times.
  • At 12 years of age or older youth may participate in a belay class if their waist is over 23.5” and the climbing harness fits securely.
  • The adult must be a current climb and boulder pass holder with the HWC and participate with the child on all climbs.
  • The supervising adult will not be assessed the daily Climbing pass rate if they do not climb. Please see Supervision Requirements below.

Health and Wellness Center
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Health and Wellness Center will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Ages 4-15

  • Must be accompanied by a participating WOU Community adult at all times.
  • May only participate in individual sports such as badminton, racquetball, and non-structured basketball or volleyball games.
  • May not use the weight room, track, cardio equipment, speed bag room, and mechanical or combative equipment.
  • The supervising non-member WOU Community adult will be assessed the daily pass rate.

Ages 16-17

Youth Daily Pass

  • Members may sponsor up to 2 adult guests and up to 4 youths to join them in the facilities per day.
  • Age and supervision requirements are listed below for the Health and Wellness Center, Aquatic Center and Climbing Wall.
Fall, Winter and Spring Terms
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open/Lap swim All Top rope times

All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
All HWC hours All HWC hours Yes Yes Yes

Summer Term
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open & Lap swim All Top rope hours

All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
All HWC hours All HWC hours Yes Yes Yes

Break Periods
Aquatic
Center
Climbing
Wall
Lower
courts
Racquetball
courts
Cardio/Weight
area
Fitness
classes
Indoor
track
All Open & Lap swim All HWC hours
(Bouldering)
All HWC hours All HWC hours Yes Yes Yes

Aquatic Center
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Aquatic Center will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Ages 16-17

  • May use the Aquatic Center unaccompanied after having a parent or guardian sign the Guest Pass liability waiver and the youth is a swimmer.

Climbing Wall
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Climbing Wall will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Age 16-17

  • May use the Climbing Wall unaccompanied after having a parent or guardian sign the Guest Pass liability waiver.
  • May use the Climbing Wall during open hours with a current climb and bolder pass.

Health and Wellness Center
The following supervision limits and guidelines for the Health and Wellness Center will be strictly enforced:

Age Requirements:

Ages 16-17

  • May use the facility unaccompanied by a WOU Community adult with a current HWC Dependent 16+ membership.
  • May use the facility unaccompanied during the entire visit if sponsored through a Guest Pass by a WOU Community adult.
  • May use all facilities during open hours during the academic year and breaks.

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking