VAC - Mitchell Therapy Pool

The pool will be opening with changes in hours starting June 29th, please see the updated schedule below! 

Public Pool Schedule for Summer 2020

We are currently allowing drop-in for both aquasize and open swim

Aquasize

Mornings:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-10 am

Evenings: Monday, Wednesday 5-6 pm

Open Swim

Mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8-9 am

Midday: Monday 11-12 am, Tuesday and Thursday 12-1 pm, Friday 11-12 am

Welcome Back, to keep us all safe please:

  • Stay home if you are experiencing flu like symptoms
  • Come ready to swim and try not to use changing area unless necessary
  • Sanitize hands before entering pool area from outside
  • Upon entering pool area please check in with lifeguard on duty, we must take temperatures and maintain a sign in sheet with that information
  • Maintain social distance of 6 feet on deck and in pool
  • Mask recommended when not in the 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.

Monthly Memberships/Fees

Monthly Membership
Individual/Family
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

Classes are offered starting in the Fall and running until Spring. Classes are $90 and last for 6 weeks. 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 Water Safety (WSI) certified instructor.  Please inquire about any offered lessons that are not scheduled, as we book them based on interest and class size.
 
 
Scheduling/Cost
Cost: $90 for 6 half hour sessions
 
 
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 4+: 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 and VAC 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
  • CPR/FPR
  • 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

Currently No Scheduled Sessions, please email above contact to be put on a list if interested in taking a course.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

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**

LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION

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

 

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.