Welcome to Swim Meets at UVAC!
More than ten years ago, UVAC was the brain child of many parents of swimmers who were on a team in the Upper Valley called North Country Aquatics Club. These parents wanted to have a wonderful pool for their swimmers not only to train in but to compete in. We could say..."and the rest is history!" But we want you to know that UVAC is here today because of the generous support of people and businesses in our community, and all the other wonderful amenities at UVAC came out of that initial dream for a competition venue!
What to expect if you attend a swim meet or visit UVAC during a swim meet?
A hopping center! Kids swimming and cheering and waiting for their next race. Parents cheering and waiting for their child's next race! People in the stands, people buying tee shirts, folks looking at new swim suits, and ordering extra nutrition for their kiddos from the Poolside Café.
We do offer a free shuttle service from several hotels and a free parking lot less than a mile away. We do charge meet attendee's for parking at UVAC. We offer our members with a membership card, and our swim lesson folks, with a parking pass, free parking, but we have to park cars as they come in, so we can't guarantee a space in the front, and we encourage members and lesson participants to allow for extra time to park and get to your classes.
What we like about swim meets?
They are exciting. They are a chance for kids 6 - 18 to work hard toward goals, and learn from their efforts. Being on a team builds lifelong skills both in the pool and out! No doubt about it, learning to swim saves lives. Participating on a team is where kids have the opportunity to learn to go the distance! It has been said that many people can swim without good form for about two hundred yards, but to swim three hundred continuous yards is the benchmark of safety.
We see the entire dream of UVAC as an investment in our community.
Our swim lessons, swim team, and competition opportunities, build competency and character in our children in more ways than one.
So if you have to park a little further away on a meet day, or experience busier than usual locker rooms... we hope you will frame your situation with the knowledge of all the good being built into children's lives, not just in our community but throughout New England.
Thank you for partnering with us in this great mission! Even if your contribution is a willing attitude, we greatly appreciate it!