8 year-old Desiree S. has cerebral palsy and says: "I love the pool and wish I could live in the warm water because I feel so free.


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Are you interested in community service? If so, the Board of Directors of CATWC would love to speak with you about joining the Board.

Your dedicated services will support our efforts in keeping the warm waters of hope flowing for many years to come to serve the elderly and people with disabilites.

Welcome to

Pools of Hope

California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc.

A Warm Water Therapy Organization

Long Beach Aquatic Workouts

Pools of Hope, is a gift to the community. We are dedicated to providing access to aquatic therapy and wellness programs for people with disabilities and the elderly for the rehabilitation and maintenance of physical and mental health. We offer the low-income, underserved, under-insured and uninsured individual's access to wellness programs, warm water exercise and therapeutic activities in two beautiful enclosed pools.

Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross

For ages 15+

May 16 and 17, 2015

Only $145+ $35 for training materials to American Red Cross

Limited discounts and scholarships may be available.

Summer employment opportunities available.

Signup today!

Swim and Achieve

Swim and Achieve

Tutoring and Free Swim Lessons

Males age 6-13

STEM Education

New Session Starts:
May 5, 2015

Program promotes independent learning confidence and water safety.

Program works with students one on one as well as in groups.

Tutoring focuses on assisting students to understand course content.

Sessions are conducted by professional tutors and swim instructors.

Students rewarded with free swimming lessons and recreational swim.

Register today while there are still spaces!

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Aqua Zumba

New! Aqua Zumba Class! Splash your way into shape!

Aquatic Lesson

A Gift that Keeps on Giving

S. Mark Taper Foundation donated $25,000 grant to support The Aquatic Center in providing warm water aquatic therapy & wellness programs to children with special needs and youth.

On behalf of the children and youth we serve, thank you S. Mark Taper Foundation for your generosity.

About Our Aquatic Programs

Active Senior in pool

Our aquatic approach is designed to provide low-impact conditioning with non-stress on joints, bones and muscles led by certified lifeguards and trained aquatic exercise instructors.

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Why Aquatic Therapy?

Adult Pool Therapy

Normal exercise venues or activities are often not welcoming options for people who are physically, or mentally, challenged. Our facility is equipped with accessible ramps and lifts for those who are wheelchair dependent or have limited mobility. We also provide water wheelchairs for easy access to therapy and exercise.

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