Hello All,
The Pool has been closed until further notice.  Please continue to check back for updates on when we will open. Lessons will not resume next week as planned, please continue checking your email for updates on when lessons will resume.    

I want to thank everyone for their patience while we work through this.  Hopefully we will be swimming soon! 

VAC - Mitchell Therapy Pool

The Mitchell Therapy Pool at VAC (MTP) is an indoor, heated and specially equipped therapy pool for adults and children, and is the only therapy pool in central Vermont. With its warm waters and specialized ramps, the pool provides therapeutic swimming for children and adults of all abilities.

The pool also offers a diversified program of swim lessons, Red Cross instructional classes, birthday parties and therapeutic activities.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the pool, feel free to contact Cathy Foutch at (802)773-7187.  You can also email her at  mtp@vacvt.org.

Public Pool Schedule


Monthly Memberships/Fees

Monthly Membership
1 Month $53.00/$126.00
3 Month $126/$176.00
Punch Passes
10 and 25 Days
Adult $55.00 and $134.00
Senior/Disability $50.00 and $121.00
**Child $43.00 and $80.00
Daily Rates
Adult $7.00
Senior/Disability $6.00
**Child $5.00
** Child is Ages 4-18
*Children under 4 FREE with Paying Adult
*Family memberships are valid for up to 4 family members within the same residence

SWIM LESSONS Winter 2019

Classes start the last week of February, 2020. Classes are $90 and last for 6 weeks. Enrollments are closed for February/March Session! We offer swim evaluations during our scheduled open swims per request.  These are if you’re new to the ARC Learn to Swim system or unsure of your placement. Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers.  We are using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim System with a WSI certified instructor.  Please inquire about any offered lessons that are not scheduled, as we book them based on interest and class size.
Cost: $90 for 6 half hour sessions
Due to the current state of things there are no additional planned lessons for the spring.  
Parent-Child (6 months-3 years) 
  • Parents and children learn together through fun-filled classes to increase children’s comfort in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic and water safety skills.  One adult must accompany each child.  Class size is limited so sign up early.
Level 1, Age 3+: Introduction to Water Skills.  Goals:
  • For the beginner who is comfortable in the water.
  • Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding , supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.
Level 2, Age 4+: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Goals:
  • Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put their head under water.
  • Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating , independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

Level 3, Ages 5-6+: Stroke Development: Goals

  • Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back.
  • Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.
Level 4, Ages 7-8+: Stroke Improvement: Goals:
  • Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards.
  • Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.                                         

American Red Cross Training

Mitchell Therapy Pool offers a full spectrum of American Red Cross courses for individuals and organizations who need group training. We have seasonal training for all of your safety needs. CPR/AED/FIRST AID, Lifeguard Certification, Re-certification.

A minimum of four participants are required to run any listed program. Notification of a class cancellation will be given no less than 24 hours in advance of a class with insufficient numbers.

  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Lifeguard Re-certification
  • CPR w/AED
  • First Aid

In addition, we are also offering American Red Cross Swim Lessons. For more information or to sign up contact Cathy Foutch at (802) 773-7187 or Email at mtp@vacvt.org


Learn essential lifeguard skills including CPR/AED/First Aid, with the most up-to-date protocols and be ready for a job as a Lifeguard. Prerequisites: Complete the 7-hour online course that is sent out one week prior to the start of the course (online materials can be sent out earlier than one week upon request), ability to swim 300 yards, tread water with no hands for 2 minutes, and complete a timed drill diving for a weighted brick. Must be 15+. Classroom portion of training will be held over a three day period.  Fee is $300 – Pick one three-day session
**This is a blended learning class and requires access to a computer to enroll**

  • March 20-22 Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am-6pm Instruc-tor: Cathy Foutch
  • April 17-19  Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am-6pm Instructor: Cathy Foutch
  • May 15-17 Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am-6pm Instructor: Cathy Foutch


Refresh your lifeguard skills with the most up-to-date protocols. Prerequisites: ability to swim 300 yards, tread water with no hands for 2 minutes, and complete a timed drill diving for a weighted brick.
Fee is $180 – Pick one two-day session

  • April 25-26 Saturday 4pm-8pm, Sunday 9am-6pm Instructor: Cathy Foutch
  • May 23-24 Saturday 4pm-8pm, Sunday 9am-6pm Instructor: Cathy Foutch

Private Parties Kids/Adults

2 Hours with lifeguard $180.00  Additional charges may apply.  Book a party and receive a FREE one-time family swim pass (to keep or to share)!

PLEASE CONTACT Cathy Foutch WITH ANY QUESTIONS @ 773-7187 OR mtp@vacvt.org

 If inclement weather, please dial 773-7187  and listen for pool closings and/or cancellations or check our facebook page or our website.