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Aquacize is a community pool exercise program for people of all ages with disabilities or limitations. It also is ideal for older adults. Gaylord offers group classes as well as open pool hours at our main hospital campus in Wallingford. Contact the Pool Office at (203) 741-3440.
Use the button below to access a downloadable PDF that includes a General Information sheet, Physician Approval form, and a Consent to Participate form.
Aquacize Program Forms
Do I need my doctor's permission?
We recommend that you consult with your physician before starting Aquacize or any exercise program.
Why should I consider a water-based exercise program?
The water provides a safe, cushioning environment for people with disabilities or limitations. Some of its benefits include:
Is the pool accessible?
Yes, Gaylord's 75-foot-by-25-foot therapeutic pool is specially designed for people with disabilities.
Is the water cold?
Most people find the water in the therapeutic pool to be very comfortable. Water temperature is maintained between 88-90 degrees.
Is there a lifeguard on duty?
A lifeguard, therapist and/or aquatic exercise instructor are on duty during pool hours.
When are classes?
Aquacize members may use the pool Monday-Saturday during posted hours. Use the "Aquacize Program Forms" button for the information sheet with class times or call the Pool Office at (203) 741-3440.
How can I join?
For membership information use the "Aquacize Program Forms" button for program information, a Physician Approval form and a Consent to Participate form. Please bring the completed forms with you to your first class. For other questions call the Pool Office at (203) 741-3440.
Therapeutic pool for exercise and therapy at Gaylord Hospital
Pool Office at Gaylord Hospital: (203) 741 -3440