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.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Donate to support our efforts in providing life changing therapeutic aquatic programs to improve the health of children with special needs and the elderly.

To make a donation please click here or call us at 310 537-2224.

52nd Anniversery Awards



The Toy Give Away and Holiday Party will take place on December 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM. You are welcome to help us distribute the toys.

Each year approximately 500 children line up around the block to receive a toy from the Pools of Hope.

Please join us in spreading the Holiday cheer by donating an un-wrapped toy for underserved boys and girls ages 0-17 by Friday, December 18, 2015.

To make a donation please click here or to schedule a pick-up call us at 310 537-2224.

Swim and achieve

Swim and Achieve

Education Tutorial Program
For Youth 6-13 Years Old

This program provides children and youth between the ages of 6-13 year supplemental educational tutoring to increase their academic success. Participants are rewarded with free swim lessons for dedication to their education.

  • Program promotes independent learning, confidence and water safety
  • Students are provided with one-on-one and small group sessions
  • Tutoring focuses on students understanding course content
  • Sessions are conducted by professional tutors and swim instructors

Only $50.00 for a Six Week Session

Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-7:30 PM

Upcoming Sessions
  • October 27, 2015 thru December 10, 2015
  • January 5, 2016 thru February 12, 2016
  • February 16, 2016 thru March 24, 2016
  • March 29, 2016 thru May 5, 2016

Space is Limited!

For More Information, Call us at (310) 537-2224

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.

Learn more about our aquatic programs

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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