We know you have been waiting months for the return of Mitchell Therapy Pool at the VT Achievement Center, and we thank you for your patience.

 The pool is currently closed.

These have been unprecedented times and we appreciate your support as we move toward the opening of the Mitchell Therapy Pool! Continue to check here as well as our Facebook page for up to date information!    We will continue to provide pool updates and post a public schedule when appropriate.

 We look forward to seeing you soon!

This is an example of what our pool schedule would be


Mornings:  Tuesday, Thursday 9-10 am and Wednesday, Friday 9-9:45

Evenings: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5-6 pm, Thursday 4-5

Open Swim

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

Midday: Monday, Thursday, 11-12 am Wednesday, Friday 11:15-12:15 am

Evenings: Friday 6:15-7:15 and Saturday 4-4:45, 5-5:45, 6-6:45

Please see our Covid guidelines below:

  • 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 the pool area from outside
  • Upon entering the pool area please check in with the lifeguard on duty
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet on deck and in pool
  • Mask required when not in the pool and unable to social distance

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 Rob Marsen at (802)773-2395×2607.  You can also email him at  mtp@vacvt.org.

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



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.
Cost: $60 for 4 half hour sessions
Swim Lessons are currently suspended until the pool re-opens
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 underwater, 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
  • First Aid

In addition, we are also offering American Red Cross Swim Lessons. For more information or to sign up contact 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 $340.  Please check back when pool is open for new dates for re-certification.  
**This is a blended learning class and requires access to a computer to enroll**


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 $195.  Please check back when pool is open for new dates for re-certification. 


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

Questions, please contact mtp@vacvt.org

If inclement weather, please dial 773-7187  and listen for pool closings and/or cancellations.  You can also check our facebook page for schedule changes or cancellations.