Aquatics and swim classes
Whether you're an adult interested in doing some therapeutic exercise in the pool, or child who wants to learn to swim, the accessible warm-water pools at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute have something for you. Pool locations are in Golden Valley and Stillwater. A wide variety of group classes are offered, along with independent exercise opportunities and personalized one-to-one programs.
For class schedules and online registration for the Golden Valley and Stillwater locations go to CK Active and use the dropdown selector on the left-hand side to choose a location. Or call 612-775-2713 (Golden Valley); or 651 241-3820 (Stillwater).
What it is
Aquatic offerings include specialty classes such as Arthritis Exercise, Prenatal Splash, Neuro Splash, Aquatic Bodywork and Aqua Tot, as well as Learn to Swim classes. Specific times also are designated in each pool for Independent Therapeutic Exercise (ITE).
Who it is for
Classes are available for people of all ages and abilities. Young children, expectant mothers, and people dealing with disabilities, arthritis or chronic pain can benefit from time in the pool.
What to expect
The water temperature is a comfortable 92 degrees. Staircases, handrails, ramps and special pool wheelchairs provide easy access to the pools. A certified lifeguard or instructor is on duty. Locker rooms are available for showering and changing. Participants must provide their own padlock, swimsuit and towel. Clients requiring assistance in the locker room or in the pool need to provide their own attendants. A separate family locker room is available for clients and their attendants.
Good to know
Many classes, especially the Learn to Swim classes, fill up fast, so it's a good idea to register as soon as possible. Ability to swim is not a requirement for most pool exercise classes.
For information and to register
Fees vary by class.
What to bring
Swimsuit, towel and lock for your locker.