Outpatient Services - Pediatric Cardinal Hill Aquatic Programs (C.H.A.P.)

The mission of Cardinal Hill Aquatic Program is to provide the community with a positive aquatic experience that will benefit them both physically and emotionally.  Cardinal Hill’s Aquatic Programs are clinically driven, allowing participants to gain functional mobility and independence.

Our Facility

  • Temperature: 94*-96*
  • Depth: 4’-5’
  • Size: 24’ X 32’


  • Steps
  • 2 Handrails
  • Hydraulic Lift Chair

Equipment for:

  • Increased Buoyancy
  • Increased Resistance
  • Balance

* Lifeguard on duty at all times
* Healthcare Professionals
* Towels provided
* Handicapped Accessible Showers and Locker Rooms

Who Benefits?

Children with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Our Programs

One to One Therapy
  • Physical/Occupational therapy (insurance based)

* Therapists work with the children one on one.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate in these sessions with the therapists.

Independent Pool Program
  • Monday-Thursday—8:00a-7:30p
  • Friday—8:00a-6:00p
  • Closed Monday-Friday—12:00p-1:00p
  • $5.00/visit
Arthritis Class (Juvenile Arthritis patients can benefit from this program)
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday—12:00p-1:00p
  • Tuesday & Thursday—6:00p-7:00p
  • $5.00/class
Infant/Toddler Swim
  • Spring Sessions (April/May)
  • 2 times per week/4 weeks

icon Childrens Swim lessons

Water Benefits

Buoyancy—decrease joint compression
Resistance—increase strength
Turbulence—increase balance and stability
Neutral Warmth—increase relaxation, flexibility, tone and decrease pain
Hydrostatic Pressure—increase respiratory capacity and circulation

How to Participate

Referrals (Physician Consent, Physician Orders) are needed for all aquatic programs due to the temperature of the water.  Referrals can be called in to our Referral Relations Department at (859) 367-7121 for one on one therapy with a therapist.
To attend independent pool, arthritis classes or the Infant/Toddler Swim, please call 367-7125.

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