Our aquatic facility includes two heated indoor pools. Patients can expect to work one-on-one with a therapist to develop an exercise program that is specific to their needs. The fitness pool is heated to 89 degrees and features a 9-foot section for deep-water exercises. The therapy pool is heated to 92 degrees. Both pools feature a ramp entry with a water wheelchair available.
Exercising in water decreases the load on the spine and joints. The buoyancy and compression of the water decreases pain, improves mobility and increases strength for a full-body workout.
Many patients report a sense of freedom in the water and success in their exercise program that they have not been able to find with traditional land therapy.
The CORE Aquatic Center offers American Red Cross Learn to Swim classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Children can begin parent/child classes at age 6 months and level 2 classes at age 4. Adult swim classes, Guardstart, lifeguarding, and CPR/first aid classes are offered throughout the year.
The CORE Aquatic Center also offers arthritis and aquasize classes throughout the year. Scholarships are available through Labette Community College for Labette County residents.
Please refer to our online calendar for class schedules, or contact us if you are interested in enrolling or need additional information.