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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 former editor of Community Rec Magazine.

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