The Hopedale Wellness Center Aquatics Center features a four-lane 25-yard pool (accessible by ladders, stairs, and ramp), a warm-water therapy pool (accessible by ladders, stairs, and lift), and a large spa (accessible by stairs).
Men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers are attached, and there are also two handicapped accessible private changing rooms with showers available as well.
The Aquatics Center is available for open swim at the following times:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 5:00am – 8:00am and 11:00am – 8:45pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00am – 10:00am, 11:00am – 5:30pm, and 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 5:00pm – The pool will close early (2:45pm) the third Saturday of each month for cleaning
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm – The spa is closed on Sundays for cleaning
Joint Works is a specially designed aquatics program for individuals* with health concerns (e.g. Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Replacements, etc.).
Exercises are performed in our warm water therapy pools and class is taught by instructors certified through the Arthritis Foundation.
Entrance to the pool is by steps with handrails or a ramp and participants do not need to know how to swim.
Length of Class: 60 minutes
*A physician’s consent to exercise form is REQUIRED
Group Swim Lessons
Level Descriptions (Final level placement decisions will be made by the instructors)
Parent & Tot (6 months – 4 years old)
This program is designed to develop the child’s comfort in the water and readiness to learn more advanced water skills. Parents work one-on-one with their child in the water to learn front kicks, prone glides, under water exploration, rolling over, and holding positions.
This level is designed to develop the child’s comfort in the water and readiness to learn more advanced skills. In this level, children will work on putting their face in the water for 3 seconds, floating face up and face down for 3 seconds (with support), and leaving the side of the pool and either walking or doggy paddling and return.
*If a child can do all of these skills comfortably and correctly, they need to be enrolled in level 2.
This level is designed to continue the child’s progress in swim development. The child will work on unsupported floating on their front and the back for 5 seconds, jumping into the water and returning to the side, and swimming on their front and back for 5 yards using their arms and legs.
*If a child can do all of these skills comfortably and correctly, they need to be enrolled in level 3.
In this level the child will graduate to swimming freestyle and back stroke across the pool while taking breaths; jump into deep water; learn the elementary back stroke kick; and will learn the skills of treading water.
*If a child can do all of these skills comfortably and correctly, they need to be enrolled in level 4.
This level will work on the child’s rotary breathing skills and increase their swim distance to 25 yards for freestyle and backstroke. Additionally, they will work on elementary back stroke, breast stroke kick, side stroke kick, and tread water for 2 minutes.
This program is great for those who are working on their endurance and their technique in preparation for the swim team season. All participants of this class must be able to swim 25 yards of each stroke correctly, with correct breathing rhythms and without stopping.
The Hopedale Wellness Center offers private and semi-private lessons for anyone 3 years old and older (including adults). Scheduling depends upon pool availability. Private lessons are scheduled for four (4) thirty (30) minute sessions. Private lessons (on on one instruction) is $72.00 for Members and $90.00 for Non-members. Semi-private lessons (groups of 2-3) is $54.00 for each Member and $70 for each Non-member.