This class allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from an MS Society-certified instructor, will help you gain strength and balance, increase circulation and maintain or improve range-of-motion.

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FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • MS diagnosis is not required
  • Swimming skills are not required
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for water exercises

A Typical Class

Classes take place in our heated indoor pools. Exercises approved by the MS Society include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension and range-of-motion. Exercises are done in shallow water and focus on activities of daily living, muscular strength, and balance.


  • Improved muscular strength
  • Improved balance
  • Increased circulation
  • Maintenance or improvement of range of motion

Tips + Preparation

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

Equipment Needed

  • Water fitness equipment
  • The Y 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)