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Facility of the Month: February 2020

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

White River Junction, Vermont


The Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to deliver a diverse range of high quality fitness and aquatic programs accessible to all members of the Upper Valley community.


This 48,000-square-foot facility houses an 11-lane, 25-meter by 25-yard competition pool, a separate warm-water instructional pool, and an indoor Splash Park with a lazy river, water features and a 110-foot water slide. There is a fully-equipped gym with more cardio and strength equipment than ever before, new group exercise classes, mind-body and Spin studios, new sauna, and a family locker room with private suites.

Additional amenities include:

  • The Poolside Cafe
  • Spectator seating at the pool with accommodations for 400-plus
  • TRX outdoor training area
  • Adult and child locker rooms


The UVAC is a fully equipped fitness center with exceptional personal training, an exciting assortment of 70-plus group classes and vacation camps for kids. State-of-the-art swimming facilities for lessons, competition and exercise, in addition to a zero-entry Splash Park with two slides and a current pool make it a great place to bring the whole family. Members enjoy free childcare and classes.

Other amenities include:

  • Many party options
  • Childcare in KidZone
  • A bright, wonderfully accessible building with views of the surrounding hills

Fun Facts

  • 3,000-plus members
  • 45-plus volunteers
  • 300-plus Masters swimmers
  • 140-plus swim team members
  • 20-plus free lectures for the public each year
  • 8,000-plus fans, followers, TV stories, press print and online features
  • $140,000-plus in services and passes to our community and partners. Because of generous donations this year:
    • 140-plus children and adults have learned to swim free of charge
    • 155 families have received memberships
    • 47 weeks of Summer Splash Camp went to kids free of charge
    • 80 individuals have received memberships
  • 60-plus participants in the free PALS for Life cancer survivor program, and discounted arthritis and addiction recovery programs
  • 1,800 free passes were granted to local charities to use as gifts and for fundraising
Bobby Dyer

Bobby is the editor of Community Rec Magazine. He can be reached at bobby@peakemedia.com.

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