Thinking about doing some hydrotherapy next year? Here is a list of the Denver area pools and their temperatures.
Copy of Pool Resources Summer 2012
Be sure to call for programs available, this list was created last year. Thanks, Mark Manago!
And here’s another pool that our TMA member John Mozer emailed us about:
Thanks for the list of Denver Pools. I would like to add one more to your list – The J. Leonard Levy Wellness Center. I joined it last week and it has the best therapy pool I have ever seen. The pool is huge (see the attached JPEG file containing a photo of the pool) and is maintained at a temperature of 92 deg. F, except for the lap swimming lanes which are somewhat cooler. If you are able to walk a little bit, you can enter the pool by means of two sets of low-riser steps with double hand rails on each side of the steps. If you cannot walk, they have plastic wheelchairs that you can transfer to and then access the pool via a ramp. The pool has several benches with Jacuzzi-type jets that are absolutely wonderful. It also has a walking loop with a constant current where you can walk either with or against the current.
The facility has 8 large, private changing rooms, each handicapped equipped with a bench, sink, toilet and walk-in shower with grab bars. In the hallway to the pool there are a large number of lockers, including handicapped accessible ones, where you can store your stuff while you use the pool. A life guard is on duty all of the time that the pool is open. They have several pool exercise classes you can join or you can simply use the pool on your own any time you wish.
The facility also has a modern exercise room in which many of the exercise machines have seats that can be swung away so that a person in a wheel chair can use the machines. They give several exercise and aerobic classes that you can join or you can exercise on your own any time you wish. Both the pool and the exercise room have large windows facing west giving the patrons a wonderful view of the mountains while you do your exercises. They are both maintained in an exquisitely clean condition.
Although the facility is part of the J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center, the pool and exercise room are operated by the YMCA. You can use it any day of the week except Saturday, when it is closed for the Jewish Sabbath. There is a $25 joining fee and a $40/month fee for a single adult membership ($65/month for a dual membership). If you don’t want to join or just want to try it out before joining, they have a $5/day walk-in fee to use the facility. If you are a member of Silver Sneakers, it is FREE! You do not have to be Jewish to join.
The name, address and phone number of the facility is listed below:
J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center
14800 E. Belleview Drive
Aurora, CO 80015
I highly recommend this facility to the folks in the Myositis Colorado Support Group. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Thanks, John!