Olympic-size pools transform into aquatic jungle gym

On Sundays, two Olympic Park pools will be home to giant inflatable structures kids can jump on, climb over and slide down into the water

If you’re not quite ready to put away those bathing suits, consider checking out the Olympic Park on Sundays, when two of its pools transform into a sprawling aquatic playground.

Wibit Sundays is named after German water sports company Wibit, which creates inflatable jungle gyms. The installations include balance beams, slides, obstacles and a kayak-polo game.

If you visited Parc Jean Drapeau in the summer of 2016, the concept may ring a bell – the Aquazilla attraction at the beach featured Wibit structures. The inflatables take up so much space that they’re usually set up outdoors, but the Olympic Park has more than enough room to accommodate all of the obstacles.

Every Sunday, the playground will be set up in the newly-renovated main pool and diving pool. The structure is open to children 6 and up who know how to swim, but those under 7 must be monitored at all times by a guardian who is 16 or older. One guardian can tend to three children. There are six lifeguards on duty at all times during the activity.

The purchase of a ticket allows you access to the site for 90-minute time slots that begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. At the end of the time slot, ticket holders can then move to the open swim section for free. The wading pool is also open Sundays, so while younger children can’t partake in the Wibit, they don’t have to stay home.

One session costs $10.65 for adults (16+) and $8.70 for children, plus tax.  The Olympic Park is at 4545 Pierre de Coubertin Ave.

For more information, call 514- 252-4141 ext. 5550 or visit parcolympique.qc.ca.

Get a closer look in the video below.

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