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Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers aquatic programs for all students at Ewing School and adults who attend WASCO Inc. Time is also provided for the home based Early Intervention program to utilize the pool.

Students from other schools who have a need for warm water therapy may use the pool on a weekly or monthly basis. Arrangements for this can be made through the child’s school district.

Meeting everyone's needs includes water adjustment skills, therapy exercise, and swimming skills. The pool is maintained at a temperature of 90-91° so it is very inviting for most people.

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers their pool for the Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Program.  A lifeguard is always present during classes.

All classes are led by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors, who use gentle joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis. Gentle movements in a heated pool relieve arthritis pain and stiffness, while increasing the joint flexibility and range of motion. Class participants do no need to know how to swim. A  Diagnosis Verification Form must be completed by your physician and the Participant Application and Participant Release completed by the participant.

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and are one hour in length.  (3:45 – 4:45, 4:45 – 5:45, 5:45 - 6:45).

Call 373-3781, ext 22 for registering.

Class fees are $2.00 per class. Payment is due every week.

Each participant is required to bring a suit and towel. You may find swim shoes helpful to prevent falls.

Pool Rental

Pool Rental:

Pool rental is available at a cost for parties on weekends. For more information contact Nicole Hill. The Facility Usage Policy and an application for renting the pool are available below.

Arthritis Swim

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

($2.00 per class)


WCBDD Family & Staff

Open Swim

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.




Community Open Swim

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

($2.00 per person)


Swim Class Cancellations

You may call 740-373-3781, extension 21, a designated phone line, to check the dated message with information regarding any pool closings. This will help to ensure participants receive closing information in a timely manner. The message will be updated by 2:30 p.m. If the pool is closed. If Open Swim or Family Swim is canceled, there will be a dated message at this extension.

Please DO NOT leave a message at this extension. If you need to speak with, or leave a message for Shelby Sams, she can be reached at 740-373-3781, ext. 22.

When Ewing School is closed for holidays, school breaks and bad weather, all swim classes/programs will be canceled.

Diagnosis Verification

Facility Usage Policy

Participant Application

Facility Usage Application

Participant Release

Arthritis Swim Forms

Pool/Gym Rental Forms