VAC - Mitchell Therapy Pool

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The Mitchell Therapy Pool at Vermont Achievement Center is very pleased to announce we are now offering American Red Cross courses in the following areas:

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

In addition, we are also offering American Red Cross Swim Lessons. For more information please see below or contact Rob Marsden at (802) 773-7187 or Email at

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 recreational swim lessons, instructional classes at all levels, birthday parties and therapeutic activities.



If you have any question or would like more information about the pool, feel free to contact Rob Marsden at 775-2395  ext. 2303 or ext. 2512  You can also email him at   

Click here for a 2019 printable Pool Schedule                  


WIM LESSONS                Winter 2019

Classes start Tuesday, February 26th, 2019. Classes are $90 and last for 6 weeks. To register, please come to one of our registration days listed at the bottom with full payment to reserve your slot.  Enrollments are currently open! 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. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Marsden at 802-773-7187 or email

Winter II:  February 26th-April 6th  

Tuesdays: Parent-Child: 4:00pm-4:30pm, Level 3: 4:00pm-4:30pm, Level 2: 4:45pm-5:15pm,

Level 4:  5:15pm-6:00pm,  Level 1: 5:30pm-6:00pm

Thursdays:  Parent-Child: 5:15pm-5:45pm, Level 3:  5:15pm-6:00pm, Level 1: 6:00pm-6:30pm,

Level 2: 6:00pm-6:30pm

Saturdays: Level 1: 8:00am-8:30am, Level 2: 8:45am-9:15am, Parent-Child: 9:30am-10:00am

Offered Lessons:

We are using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim system ( with our WSI certified instructor. Please inquire about any offered lessons that are not scheduled, as we book them based on interest and class size.
Parent-Child: (6 months to 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.

Level 1– Introduction to Water Skills. Goals: safety, breath control, comfortable.
Level 2 — Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills. Goals: good body position, strong kick, solid foundation, front and basic back crawl.
Level 3 — Stroke Development. Goals: side breathing, basic dolphin kick, solid front crawl & backstroke, master elementary backstroke.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement. Goals: breaststroke, basic butterfly, stroke efficiency, endurance.
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement. Goals: stroke refinement, endurance.

We offer priority slots to swimmers from the previous session.  Because of these slots in classes may be limited. We operate first-come-first-serve for enrollment, so please arrive early or call ahead. Registrations take place at our physical address on the following dates only:

Winter II: February 6th, 8:00am-5:30pm. February 7th, 8:00am-5:30pm

or February 8th 8:00am-12:30pm/5:00pm-7:00pm


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Open Swim 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am 8-9am  
 Aquacise  5:30-6:30pm 9-10am 9-10am


9-10am 9-10am  
Open Swim 11:30-12:30 12-1 11:30-12:30  
Open Swim  5-7pm 5-7pm
 Swim Lessons  4-6p.m.  5:15-6:30pm  8-10am  

Rates                                                                                            Swim Tickets

Adults $7.00                                                                             Adult 10 swims $55.00

Kids    $5.00*                                                                            Adult 25 swims $134.00

Seniors/Persons with Disability $6.00                                     Kids 10 swims   $ 43.00**

Kids 25 swims   $ 80.00**

Memberships                                                                           Seniors/Persons with Disability:

1 Month Individual  $53.00                                                     10 swims  $50.00

3 Month Individual $126.00                                                    25 swims $121.00

1 Month Family*** $74.00

3 Month Family***$176.00

*Children 3 and under are free with paying adult

** Kids Tickets ages 4 to 18

***Family memberships are valid for up to 4 family members within the same residence

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)!


 If inclement weather, please dial 773-7187  and listen for pool closings and/or cancellations.