Winter Park’s Easy-Access Pool: New Era of Mobility, Health and Connection

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Over Labor Day weekend, hundreds of Winter Park area residents turned out to celebrate the opening of the Y’s third – and newest ─ easy access pool.

With the local senior population growing every day, pools are no longer a luxury, but a necessity for people who want to maintain their mobility and independence.

Swimming also helps prevent obesity and gives today’s busy families a great way to connect, de-stress and have fun.

That’s why we’re committed to building more of these pools, which feature a ramp with rails for easy access, a dedicated space for water aerobics and senior fitness classes, climbing ropes and giant water-pouring bucket for kids, and a dedicated hoops area where teens can improve their agility.

“This is a great addition to the community,” said Winter Park Y member Tyler Rothchild. “Not only do we have a lap pool, we now we have another pool where adults can do water aerobics classes and the kids can play. I’m looking forward to all the ways the Y is going to use it.”