Policies and procedures

Check in

Note: Summer 2021, those students who have reserved space in Walker Sports Complex facilities will screen in through the Academic South screening station and be checked in for their facility reservation.

All Brock students and members of the Walker Sports Complex must check-in at the Central Equipment Room (also referred to as the cage), prior to using the facilities. A wristband is required in all facility spaces.


All patrons are required to treat each other and the Walker Complex staff with respect. View the Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

Conducting or soliciting for any form of business within the facility (i.e., private lessons, personal training, sales) is not allowed.

What to Wear to Exercise

  • Proper athletic shoes and clean workout clothes (including tops and bottoms) must be worn when using the facilities in the Walker Sports Complex, including on the squash and tennis courts.
  • Clothing must not have protruding metal that can cut equipment or other patrons (i.e. zippers, belts)
  • Closed toe, non-marking shoes must be wornat all times and in every activity area of the Walker Sports Complex.
  • Aquatic apparel must be worn in the swimming pool and family shower.
  • Gym bags, knapsacks, jackets, keys and other personal items are not allowed in activity areas (gymnasia, The Zone, pool).  (Note:  2021 – While locker rooms and lockers are currently off-limits, belongings must be kept with you at all time
  • Aquatic apparel must be worn in the swimming pool and family shower.
  • It is strongly recommended that goggles be worn while playing squash.


Swimming pool

  • Anyone using the swimming pool or whirlpool is required under the Ontario Public Health Act (Reg. 565) to take a shower and rinse thoroughly before entering or re-entering the pool.
  • Please wear clean, non-restricting aquatic apparel while using the aquatic centre. Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck.
  • Infants and toddlers who participate in the fun and leisure swim with a parent must wear a swim diaper. Cloth or disposable diapers are not allowed. Swim diapers are available for purchase from the Central Equipment Room.

Security cameras

The Walker Sports Complex is monitored by surveillance cameras 24 hours a day. Footage is monitored and reviewed by Campus Security.

Risks involved in activity

Participating in physical activity has risks, including personal injury. We recommend consulting your doctor before registering for a membership or program if you have any medical concerns. We require all members and program participants to read and sign a release of liability, waiver of claims, and indemnity agreement at the time of registration.

Photography rule

For the protection of all guests at the Walker Sports Complex, the use of photographic equipment including cell phones with photographic capabilities, is not allowed in the locker rooms and pool area. Use of photographic equipment in other areas of the Walker Sports Complex requires departmental and participant permission.

Guests with medical conditions using the pool

Please inform the lifeguards of any medical conditions before entering the pool so that we can assist you where necessary. We also recommend those with serious medical conditions use our facility with at least one other person who is aware of the condition.


Two public access automated external defibrillators (AED) are available in the Walker Sports Complex.

One is located outside the entrance to the locker rooms in the Walker Sports Complex. The other is at the north end of the Beddis gym corridor.

All facility supervisors and aquatic supervisors are trained to use the AED.

Privacy policy and collection of personal information

Brock University protects your privacy and your personal information.

Personal information is collected under the authority of The Brock University Act, 1964, and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Information is used for the administration of the University and its programs and services.

Email addresses are used for receipts, program information and programming notifications.

For more information, contact the director of Brock Recreation, Karen McAllister-Kenny at 905-688-5550, x 3574..

Emergency communication and preparedness

Learn more about emergency preparedness including relevant policies and procedures, including Brock University’s inclement weather policy.