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Thanks for starting this class. 


I think I can say that we all benefited from the exercise and we look forward to more classes. We would like to attend at least 3 classes per week is that possible?  Let us know.


Thanks again,


Arthritis Water Exercise Classes

Wednesdays 1:30 pm



This class allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a Master Level Swim instructor will help you gain strength and flexibility. Excellent for beginning or returning exercisers, and strengthening for pre-surgery and post-surgery

Group Classes $20 Per Person 30 Min Class

  • Level: All

  • Drop-in class

  • No registration necessary

  • Arthritis diagnosis is not required

  • Swimming skills are not required

  • Pools have ramps, handrails, and shallow steps

  • See your doctor first to get clearance for water exercise


A Typical Class

Classes take place in our heated indoor pools. Exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension and range-of-motion. Exercises are done in shallow water and focus on activities of daily living, moving a joint through your range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.


  • Decreased pain and stiffness

  • Increased joint flexibility

  • Increased range of motion

  • Improved performance with daily activities

  • Improved core muscle strength

  • Improved balance

  • Improved coordination

  • Improved flexibility

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

Equipment Needed

  • SPB provides all equipment for this class


Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool

  • Proper swim attire is required (swim suit), no basketball shorts, street clothes, etc.

  • Water shoes (encouraged)

  • Towel, water bottle, aqua jacket (optional)



Christopher Bledsoe

Aquatics Director

Swimming Past Boundaries

1946 Campus Dr

Hyde Park, NY 12538

Corporate Office: 845-625-4929

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