Our Pools

Our Pools

“Best pool in the State of Vermont – and the surrounding area. The pool is spotless, clean, obviously well maintained.”  –Happy Swimmer

Northern New England’s Premier Aquatic and Fitness Center

Conveniently located at the junctions of Interstates 89 and 91 in White River Junction, Vermont on the New Hampshire border. Our current 47,500-square-foot facility features:

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    • Absolutely no glass in the facility.
    • UVAC staff reserve the right to address any swimmer who is not following the rules.
    • Masks are required in the pool unless the individual is actively submerging their head.
    • Swimsuits or swim attire must be worn. Swimming in street clothing is prohibited.
    • Back flips, back jumps, back dives, spinning jumps, and running before jumping are not permitted in either pool at any time.
    • The sauna is only available to one person at a time regardless of family/pod status. Maximum time allowed is 10 minutes. Must be 18 years or older.
    • Deck changing is prohibited. Appropriate locker rooms are available.
    • Upper Valley Aquatic Center is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.
    • Any inappropriate or unsafe behavior may be grounds for immediate dismissal from the facility.
    • Children not yet toilet trained must wear a secure “swimming” diaper.
    • Do not swim if you have any contagious or communicable disease, fever, cough, cold, rash, open wound, eye sore, stitches, eye inflammation, etc.
    • No spitting, urinating, spouting of water from the mouth, depositing foreign matter in the pool, etc.
    • Shower before entering the pool.
    • No one suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed entry into the facility.
    • No firearms or explosives allowed anywhere on the grounds.
    • No animals, with the exception of guide animals, will be allowed in the pool area.
    • Do not swim without a lifeguard.


  • Swimmers under the age of 14 are not permitted in the competition pool without supervision.
  • Non-swimmers are not permitted in the competition pool at any time. A swim test may be required. The swim test consists of a 25 yard swim and a 1 minute tread.
  • Use of the blocks is allowed only under the direct supervision of a UVAC swim instructor or UVAC swim coach.
  • Hanging on the lane lines is prohibited.



  • Warm Water pool entry is permitted only at designated entry points including ladders, stairs, and zero depth. Do not enter under the chained off lazy river and shallow bench area.
  • Diving is prohibited in the Warm Water pool. Feet first entry only.
  • Non-swimming children, or children 7 years of age and under, or any child in a flotation device must be accompanied in the water by a parent, guardian, or chaperone (18 or older) within arms-length at all times, with the exception of programs.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved flotation devices are permitted in UVAC pools. USCG approved flotation devices are available in limited quantities in the pool area.
  • Wearing a USCG approved flotation device does not modify the age restrictions that may apply.
  • Children 13 years and under must be supervised at all times by a parent, guardian, or chaperone with the exception of classes. Children in lessons must be picked up promptly at the end of class.
  • Water features will not be on during group swim lessons or water fitness classes.
  • Climbing on the islands and peninsulas in the Warm Water pool is not permitted.
  • Patrons must remain outside the chained areas.
  • No horseplay.
  • No hanging on the basketball rim.The lazy river is for movement, please do not stand in front of the jets, please share the water features and be mindful of others.
  • The use of equipment is not permitted in the lazy river except during UVAC programming.
  • Climbing UP the little, blue slide is prohibited.
  • Patrons must be at least 48 inches to ride the tall, yellow slide.
  • Only 1 person is permitted on the tall, yellow slide at a time. Please wait at the bottom of the stairs until the previous person has exited the slide well.
  • Flotation devices and goggles are not permitted on the tall, yellow slide.
  • Lifeguards must approve all play toys/equipment brought into the pool area.
  • Pool noodles, kickboards, kick boats, beach balls, etc. are for swim lessons, water fitness (individual or group), and physical therapy use only.
  • Only balls provided by UVAC , or purchased in the UVAC pro shop are permitted.