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 Rehabilitation & Wellness Organization

Aqua Exercise, Boot Camps and Therapy Classes
For All Ages and Abilities

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.

Swim Show and Awards Event

"Swim Show and Awards Event"

Celebrating 54 Years

You are cordially invited to attend our Swim Show & Awards Event

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Pools Of Hope
Long Beach , CA

Call us at (310) 537-2224

Admission FREE, Donations Welcome!



Aqua Cardio-Burn

Need to lose weight?
Have back, knee, hip joint pain?

Join Dr. Alice Murphy, DPT
Weight Loss and Pain Management Program

  • Six Week Program Includes:
    • Physical Therapy Consult
    • Weight Management
    • Nutrition Program
    • Aqua Cardio-Burn Exercise Class
    • 91 Degree Indoor Heated Pool
  • 13 classes for only $250
  • Early registration discount: $50
  • Evening sessions available

Next session starts: April 6, 2017

Limited Space! CALL 310-537-2224

Click Here to download registration form. Drop it off or fax it to us at: 310-537-2255.

Pools of Hope Swim Programs

Registering Now!

Swim and achieve


  • Summer Swim Camp (All Abilities)
  • Swim Lessons for All Ages
  • Adaptive Swim Lessons
  • Education Tutorial Servces (Includes Free Swim Lessons)

Limited Space! CALL 310-537-2224 to register.

Summer Swim Campers Register Online

Click Here to Register Online

Children and Youth Summer Swim Camp

Only $55 per child

Two week camp

Tuesday - Friday 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Ages 5 and up (all abilities)

Starts June 20, 2017

Click Here to Pay online with Paypal or Click Here to download registration form. Drop it off or fax it to us at: 310-537-2255.

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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