5 Tips for Staying Active When You Are Super Busy

There’s a lot to be said for the first sign of a new spring. And even more to be said for still choosing to show up to the fluorescent-lit lap lane despite the clear sunny morning ahead. A sunny breeze in the Upper Valley should mean laying out on one of our many rolling hills, […]

10 Water Safety Facts Everyone Should know

1. Never swim alone. Swimming should only happen when a lifeguard is on duty. Lifeguards don’t just watch the people in the pool, lake or ocean. Their job is also to watch the water and advise swimmers on any safety concerns and questionable conditions that might arise. They are also trained to respond quickly when […]

Celebrating a Boy and His Swim Coaches

A Special Issue for National Autism Awareness Month We want to thank UVAC and its coaches for an amazing winter season and for all of the support Ollie has received throughout the years while swimming for UVAC.  Swimming is tough. It is a constant chore, where swimmers get used to putting in hours and hours of […]

How to Choose a Swimsuit for Maximum Visibility

Have you ever thought about how a lifeguard might see your bathing suit in a busy pool? Here is some food for thought as you make your choice of swimsuit for you and your child this summer. The above graphic indicates a variety of colors used for swimsuits and how they are likely to appear […]

8 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

The immune system is our body’s natural defense mechanism against harmful pathogens, viruses, and bacteria. A strong immune system is essential for maintaining good health and preventing diseases. Here are eight ways to strengthen your immune system: 1. Get enough sleep Sleep plays a crucial role in boosting your immune system. Aim for 7-8 hours […]

Why Care About Pelvic Floor Health?

What are pelvic floor muscles? The Pelvic Floor is a small group of muscles holding up your bladder while supporting your (uterus if you are a woman) as well as intestines. Why Does Pelvic Floor Health matter at all?  If you are having one/ many of the symptoms below: ·   After giving birth to […]

Why Yoga is for YOU!

Meet UVAC Yogis Jennifer Armstrong and Kate Schaefer Eastern and Western medicine and research praise yoga’s benefits for practitioners of all ages. Can practicing yoga improve your mental health, clarity, strength, flexibility, agility, spatial awareness, and balance?  We recently connected with Yoga Instructor, Jennifer “Jenny” Armstrong to dive deeper into these questions.  While she was […]

Upper Valley Aquatic Center Swim Team Makes a Splash at NHSA Championship Swim Meet

March 17-18, 2023– White River Junction, Vermont – The Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) Swim Team had an outstanding performance at the New Hampshire Swim Association (NHSA) Championship Swim Meet held on March 17-18, 2023. The meet attracted around 550 swimmers from across New Hampshire, with UVAC contributing approximately 100 swimmers. UVAC made an impressive […]

Why Use a MyZone Strap?

1. Who is MyZONE for? 2. What are MyZone Effort Points or MEPs and what do we mean by zones? 3. What can you buy at our Pro Shop?  4. Is an MZ-3 or MZ-Switch best for you? And how much does it cost? By Alan Hernandez, UVAC Personal Trainer