Stan Stronge Therapy Pool - George Pearson Centre

Stan Stronge Pool is a fully accessible, warm water therapeutic pool. It is ideal for any individual who has difficulty with mobility and is unable to access a public facility. 

We offer a wide range of services including drop-in swim times, Water Works exercise classes, George Pearson resident swim times, Ai Chi, post polio class, Watsu treatment sessions and Vancouver Park Board swim times.

Community therapists are welcome to use Stan Stronge Pool to work with their clients in community programs.

Stan Stronge Pool is operated by certified lifeguards with backgrounds in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation Therapy.

Main pool

  • Temperature 33C   (92F)
  • Depth 1m to 1.5m  (3ft - 5ft)
  • Dimensions 5m x 10m (20 x 40ft)

Hot tub

  • Temperature: 39C  (102F)
  • The hot tub entrance is from the main pool

George Pearson Centre

719 West 59th Avenue - Physical location
700 West 57th Avenue - Mailing address
Vancouver, BC
V6P 1S1
Phone: (604) 301-3810
Email: StanStrongePool@vch.ca

Referral

Interested clients must complete an application form and a waiver of liability.  The application form requires medical information and identification of potential contraindications and must be signed by a physician.

Application criteria & procedure

Application form

Waiver of liability

Eligibility

Community clients who meet the admission criteria are welcome to attend Stan Stronge Pool only after they have completed an application/referral process.

Individuals wishing to access Stan Stronge Pool must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Clients have a physical limitation that prevents successful use of a community pool. 

  • Clients who require post-operative rehabilitation following surgeries such as hip replacement, shoulder surgery, knee surgery or back surgery

  • Children who are unsuccessful in participating in community programs and facilities due to their disabilities

  • All individuals must be able to demonstrate behaviour appropriate in a public facility and not pose a risk to self or others.

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