Community Pool at The Barber National Institute - 814.878.4071

In addition to serving children and adults of the Institute, the pool has a widely varied program for the community.  From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm weekdays, an Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Exercise Program is conducted.  There is an Arthritis Foundation Certified Instructor in the water and the exercises we use benefit all patrons as well as those who suffer from arthritis pain and immobility.  

Community Pool

This state-of-the-art facility has a movable floor that rises to the level of the deck and lowers to 4 1/2 feet.  No patron has difficulty entering and exiting the water and will not be in water deeper than themselves. We have a wide variety of equipment and floatation aides that can be used to enhance the enjoyment of swimming.

The average pool temperature is 90 degrees which is soothing and therapeutic for body aches and pains.

Waterproof chairs are also available and for wheelchair bound patrons to help them enter the water with ease and use our shower facilities. 

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program is on-going. You may view our current schedule below.

Learn-to-Swim Lessons with American Red Cross Certified Instructors

MembershipsLearn to Swim

These memberships benefit the Learn-To-Swim Lessons and Family Swims only.
$45.00 / additional session within membership year.

Arthritis Aquatics and Adult Open Swim

Discount cards available.

Family Swim

Discount cards may be used.
Members – no charge

Pool & Gym Rentals

Children under 6 years of age:

For questions or more information about the community pool at the Barber National Institute, contact Mary Kaliszak at