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

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

TUE & THU: 9AM - 3PM

Swim Lessons Only 3-5:30PM

Regular Program 5:30-7:30PM

WED & FRI: 9AM - 3PM

SAT: 9AM - 1PM


Additional hours may be available during summer months.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

About Our Aquatic Programs

The California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. DBA Pools of Hope is known as the premier provider of aquatic exercise and physical therapy programs for children with disabilities, adults with developmentally disabilities, individuals with frail health, and the elderly. Since our inception over 50 years ago, the Pools of Hope has provided in excess of one million therapy sessions to improve the lives of residents throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Our rehabilitation and wellness programs cater to populations with special health needs as a means for these individuals to improve their mobility and quality of life. For many individuals with health challenges, physical activities on land are too difficult, create discomfort, or pose substantial risk of injury.

The Pools of Hope programs use the properties of the warm-water pools - buoyancy and viscosity - to provide resistance without the use of weights to assist with patient healing and strengthening. The pools are equipped with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved ramps, pool access lifts and water wheel chairs, which offer easy access to the healing waters for those with limited mobility. The 91-94 degree pools offer shallow areas for water aerobics, exercising, walking, jogging and swimming, and deeper areas in the pool for lap swimming and therapeutic exercises.


Annual Membership is required for most programs.

We offer Individual, Family and Group Memberships.

Please call us at (310) 537-2224 to discuss the best Plan Option for you or visit us at Pools of Hope 6801 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90805 to sign up.

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Access to over 26 various types of aquatic exercise classes to meet your pain management, weight loss and wellness needs.
  • Access to four (4) free and or discounted Aquatic Therapy Sessions ($480 value)
  • Discounted Therapeutic Swimming Lessons (TSL Program) for Children and Adults with Special Needs
  • Access to Recreational Swimming
  • Monthly Health & Wellness Programs (Free lunch included)
  • Year-round access to two (2) beautiful indoor 91 to 94 degree pools.
  • Unlimited Pool Usage
  • Free Nutrition Coaching
  • Use of Water Exercise Equipment
  • Discount Swimming Lessons
  • Discount Personal Trainer
  • Discount Awards Dinner Tickets
  • Includes membership to the Circle of Hope Auxiliary
  • Discounted Pool Rental for Parties, Socials and more!


  • Swim Suit attire is required: No t-shirts, cut-offs or street wear allowed
  • Incontinent swimmers must wear swim paints/diapers
  • Water shoes recommended but not required


  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Children/Youth Summer Swim Camps & Rec Swim
  • Swim & Home Work Lab Tutorial Program

Reminder: Exercising in warm water may pose some health risk. Please consult with your doctor prior to starting the program.

Swimming Class


  • Rheumatology (Arthritis / Fibromyalgia)
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Weakness
  • Poor Motor Coordination
  • Pain
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Perceptual/Spatial Problems
  • Balance Deficits
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Joint Replacement
  • Motor Learning
  • Orthopedic Injuries / Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Neurological (MS)
  • Osteoporosis

Why Aquatic Therapy?

Pool Therapy

One in every five Americans is affected by a disability. The leading cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, a disease, which often appears with age, however, disabilities due to birth defects or chronic disease; and accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injury are extremely prevalent and life altering. With the population aged 65 and older expected to double in the next three decades, our communities will see more elderly living longer with their disabilities.

Normal exercise venues or activities are often not welcoming options for the physically or mentally, disabled. The Aquatic Center facility is equipped with accessible ramps and lifts for those who are wheelchair bound or have limited mobility. We also provide water wheelchairs for easy access to therapy.

Water exercise, in particular, encompasses all the components of fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. When done regularly, water exercise can help reduce body fat and is extremely beneficial in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, strokes and orthopedic conditions. It improves circulation, strengthens muscles, reduce pain and enables participants to gain maximum benefits from exercise while substantially reducing risk of injury.