Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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We believe in the beneficial power of fitness for EVERYONE

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is a non-profit organization that has become an exercise, recreation, and rehabilitation destination for thousands since our opening in 2009. Families, groups, and individuals use Upper Valley Aquatic Center as a valuable resource to learn and sharpen swim skills, become stronger, rehabilitate, compete and celebrate.

Our Financial Aid Fund—including the Free Hartford Learn-to-Swim program and Community Access Programs—helps support our Center’s goal to “deliver a diverse range of high-quality fitness and aquatic programs accessible to all members of the Upper Valley Community.”

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“Our family so grateful for the financial aid membership. Their dad, my partner of 9 years, passed away after a long struggle in the hospital. We feel the sting of losing our patriarch and supporter. During his illness we spent a lot of time eating unhealthy fast food. The membership means we can focus again on our family and being healthier versions of ourselves. We can begin making new memories. Now that we are on one income we could never have participated in UVAC’s programs without this support. My kids deserve so much more than I can give them right now. Thank you for making it possible for them to have something to look forward to. UVAC is helping us be a family again.”

Your generous donations help us support a safe and healthy community!

This year even with COVID we accomplished all of these wonderful things!

  • 102 children and adults have learned to swim free of charge
  • 15 swim team scholarships went to UVAC swimmers
  • 77 families have received memberships
  • 31 Children received scholarships to attend Splash Camp
  • 33 individuals have received memberships
  • 32 participants in the FREE PALS for Life cancer survivor programs
  • 90 free passes were granted to local charities to use as gifts and for fundraising
  • 1447 hours donated by Volunteers
  • 25+ positive reviews on social media (FB, Google, Trip Advisor, Mindbody)
  • 15+ trades with businesses to access local artisans and IT people
  • 265 School supplies, 468+ Coats and warm weather gear to The Haven shelter, 45+ Toys for Tots
  • $4300+ raised by Masters swimmers for Learn-to-Swim program
  • $5000+ CHAD Hero dollars raised
  • 3 LISTEN dinners served by UVAC staff
  • 175+ hours of FREE Exercise content offered on Facebook, YouTube and Mindbody
  • Best Fitness Center from Reader’s Choice Awards, Valley News and VT Business Magazine
  • Best Place to Have a Birthday Party from Reader’s Choice Awards, Valley News
  • Most Friendly Staff, Finalist, from Reader’s Choice Awards, Valley News

Your donation is fully tax-deductible as Upper Valley Aquatic Center is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Help us expand the opportunities to more of your neighbors. Any amount makes a difference.

PO Box 1198
White River Junction, VT 05001

802-296-2850 ex 0
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Thank you LEBANON FORD , Norwich Solar Technologies, Mascoma Bank, and Hypertherm for their generous donations to our programs!



  • Provide free swimming, water exercise and land classes to over 500 seniors through our Free Senior Friday Community Access Program
  • Teach hundreds of children and adults to swim thus reducing the chance of drowning in the Upper Valley
  • Our 60 for 60 Physical Therapy Transition Program provides a bridge for local physical therapy patients to help them transition into mainstream fitness programs 60 days for $60
  • Provide access to land and water exercise programs for the Bugbee Senior Center
  • Participate in other community programs like the Passport to Winter Fun Program to encourage children to get active through Upper Valley Trails Alliance
  • Partner with local charities to do fundraising events like SWIM FOR GOOD with The Haven shelter and food pantry, the ANNUAL SPIN-A-THON with Second Growth services and Health Connections of the Upper Valley in support of youth and their families.


Volunteer your time, your skills or services and become part of something special in our community. Volunteers can serve as Welcome Desk attendants, swim meet helpers, camp counselors, and KidZone attendants. Share the mission to deliver a diverse range of high quality aquatic programs and activities that are accessible to all members of the Upper Valley community. Volunteer hours can be credited towards high school or other community service hours.


Upper Valley Aquatic Center sees over 150,000 members and guests annually. A banner on the Competition Pool deck is a great opportunity to make an impression with families who have disposable income. Your support of the Hartford Learn-to-Swim Program strengthens your brand as a business committed to the safety and well being of children in YOUR community. Learn more about sponsoring the Hartford Learn-to-Swim Program