Lessons

Lessons

Private and Group Lessons for Children and Adults

We want everyone to know how to swim. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children 1-5 years and the second leading cause for children 6-14. UVAC has a Learn-to-Swim Program right for you or your child. We teach group lessons like Parent and Me for the youngest swimmers, Yogi Swim, Preschool and Group Swim Lessons for children ages 3-18 and Adult Lessons for all ages. We teach Private Lessons for anyone who needs individualized instruction. Splash Camp offered during school vacations and summer months, is a great way to improve swimming for children 6-10 years with a daily half-hour swim lesson. Financial aid is available to help children and adults who may not be able to afford a learn-to-swim program. See WCAX TV piece on why swim lessons are so important for children and adults.

 

About Our Program

  • Everyone loves our 86 degree pool.
  • Swimmers are placed in small groups by ability.
  • Breath control and balance are the foundations for a comfortable swimmer.
  • Repetition makes new skills permanent.
  • Adults and Children advance to a higher level class when skills are mastered, even within a session.
  • From blowing bubbles to swimming all four competitive strokes, children and adults are rewarded for their efforts every stroke of the way!

Our Goals

  • To reduce drowning and disabilities related to near-drowning.
  • To teach swim proficiently and develop a life-long skill.
  • To promote the love of swimming for health, safety, fun and fitness.

Click here to learn more about our Philosophy and Policies

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Bring to a Swim Lesson?

Arrive promptly, sign in at the desk and have swim suit on, goggles, hair ties ready to go.

What should I bring for the day?
  • Bathing suit, towel, goggles, soap for showering off. If you forget one, we sell them.
  • Adult guests should bring a current Valid ID
  • US Coast Guard approved flotation device. Flotation devices are provided in the Splash Park on a first come first served basis. Non-approved devices will not be allowed.
  • Lock for locker. We do sell locks for your convenience.
  • Money for the café or ATM card for ATM machine provided for your convenience
  • Cell phones- Please use them in the lobby and bleacher areas only. Cell phones have cameras and should not be used at all in the locker rooms for this reason.
Which locker rooms should I use if I have children?

Each locker room has a side specifically for care providers and children. If you have children over the age of 5 of the opposite sex, please use the family changing area on the pool deck next to the Splash Park and Warm Water Pool. Children of the opposite sex 6 years of age and older are not allowed in the locker rooms. No child should ever be in the adult side.

Other Useful information
  • No glass containers please! If one gets dropped and shatters, ouch! If it happens near the pools we may have to shut them down. Water and sports drinks in plastic containers are OK.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Weapons of any sort are prohibited
  • Illegal drugs & alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Food- For your convenience we have a cafe. You can bring your own snacks, but please limit consumption to the lobby area. Smooshed, wet Goldfish and muffins are really hard to get off the pool deck and locker room floors.
  • Injuries- Your safety is important. Please report all injuries, no matter how slight. We can help treat you, but also, it could alert us to a situation where we can take action to prevent another similar injury from happening in the future.
What are my Day Pass Benefits?
  • Access to the Splash Park, *Fitness Center, and Competition Pool (*some age restrictions apply)
  • +70 FREE weekly Fitness Classes (ages +16)
  • Access to KidZone childcare service for your child for a small additional fee
  • Use of the outdoor trails and basketball court
  • Free Parking
  • Family change room
  • Lockers
  • FREE Wifi
  • Poolside Café for lunch or dinner
If I have lost something at UVAC where should I go?

Go to Welcome Desk and they will assist you in finding your item, or call 802-296-2850. Anything not picked up within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

Can I have more information about parties, groups or rental options?

Our party room overlooks the Competition Pool and is perfect to host birthday, graduation or other special occasions. Click here for our party package information. We offer party food packages or you can bring your own.

Group Visits (10 or more people from a recognized organization) may come for the day for a discount. Advanced registration required.

UVAC rents lanes in the Competition Pool for water polo, rescue classes, training session and swim meets.

Does UVAC have family changing rooms/restrooms?

There are family lockers and a family changing room located on the pool deck next to the Splash Park and Warm Water Pool. When faced with the situation of being an adult with children of the opposire sex this is a great option for you.