Therapeutic Pool

Individuals of all abilities benefit from our fully accessible, warm-water therapeutic pool.

Features of our therapeutic pool

Pool staff uses an aquatic wheelchair to assist clients with disabilities.

The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center's full size, accessible, warm-water therapeutic pool is the only one of its kind in the community. Full accessibility is provided by a wheelchair ramp AND a motorized wheelchair-to-water lift funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The pool features non-slippery deck flooring, therapeutic steps into the pool, grab bars, four water levels (1.5 to 4.5 feet deep), and adjustable parallel bars in the water at each level.

Easterseals client in pool therapyThree fully accessible locker rooms are available--men's, women's, and unisex (for a person with a disability assisted by a care-giver of the opposite sex).

Many children and adults with disabilities receive therapy in the pool. The buoyancy and warmth of the water limits stress on joints and reduces pain, muscle tightness and spasms. Mobility is greatly increased in the water. In addition, individuals whose disabilities prevent them from participating in aerobic exercise on land can often improve their cardiovascular health and overall fitness through aquatic exercise.

Classes and swim lessons benefit people of ALL abilities.

For details, fees, and a current schedule of aquatics classes, Pool Flyer (in PDF format), or call 812-474-2365. Programs are designed for all levels of fitness and ability, and include:

  • Swim Lessons: To let us know you're interested in swim lessons and to begin the registration process, please complete our Swim Lessons Request Form or call 812-474-2365. We offer both small group and individual swim lessons:
Swim lessons are available for individuals and groups of all abilities.

Small group swim lessons for children with and without disabilities - Swim lessons include no more than 3 students per instructor. Ages 3 and up are accepted for these lessons, which meet once a week for 6 weeks.  Lessons cover water exploration to perfecting strokes.

Individual swim lessons for children with and without disabilities - One-on-one instruction is offered for children ages 3 and up. Lessons include six 30-minute sessions (once per week for 6 weeks).

Follow this link to our New Participant Form (in pdf format), which must be completed by a parent or guardian.

Water aerobics class at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center therapeutic pool
  • Aquatic exercise and water aerobics -Swimming ability is NOT required for aquatic exercise and water aerobics classes. Follow this link to our New Participant Form (in pdf format). The completed form is required for enrollment.

    B.A.T. - Buns, Abs, Thighs - This light to moderate exercise provides strengthening and an aerobic workout. Suspended movements using flotation devices get legs off the bottom of the pool.  

    Trim & Tone- Moderate to heavy exercise. This workout combines muscle toning and aerobics. Participants can work at their own level.
  • Open Swim Membership - Members can use the pool during any open swim times and receive discounted rates on classes.  Guests may attend with members for a special rate.  Family memberships are available. Follow this link to our New Participant Form (in pdf format), which is required prior to membership.


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