Summer Swim Lessons

Week night Sessions
8 Lessons: Monday-Thursday: 2 week session
Parent/child: 6 months-3 years-30 minutes 5:30-6:00 pm
Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes 6:10-6:40 pm
Youth Beginners: 6-12 years-40 minutes 6:50-7:30 pm
Youth Intermediate: 6-12 years-40 minutes 7:40-8:20 pm
Adult: 13 years & up-40 minutes 7:40-8:20 pm
Session 1- June 5-15 Session 2- June 19-29
Session 3- July 10-20 Session 4- July 24- Aug 3

Saturday Morning Session
June 10-July 29
Parent/child: 6 months-3 years-30 minutes 9:30-10:00 am
Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes 10:15-10:45 am
Youth Beginners: 6-12 years-40 minutes 11:00-11:40 am
Youth Intermediate: 6-12 years-40 minutes 12:00-12:40 pm
Adult: 13 years & up-40 minutes 12:00-12:40 pm

Lifeguards Wanted

If you are not already certified and are interested in working as a lifeguard, we will be offering lifeguard certification classes on the following dates:

May 15-19: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 26-28: Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Prerequisite swimming for this class must be completed before the first day of class.


Lifeguard: $200
Lifeguard Renewal: $100

Discounts may be available for lifeguards who will be working at the Rec Center.

For more information, call 901.678.3461 or e-mail


Aquatics at the Rec Center

Make your next workout in the pool. Welcome to the CRIS Aquatics department, where safety and security are top priorities. Water sports and recreation offer the fun factor in fitness, but it is very important that all our visitors follow proper aquatics safety rules for the good of everyone. If the aquatics area is open, our lifeguards are on duty (at least three at all times). Progressive security measures are in place, creating a comfortable and safe environment for all U of M faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.

Come meet our friendly staff and let them tell you more about the low-impact, total body, invigorating workout that swimming provides.

Pool Facilities

One 50 Meter Heated Indoor Pool (82.5 degrees)

One 50 Meter Outdoor Pool: 6.5' center, 4' deep on ends

One Dive Well (17' deep)

12 person Whirlpool, Sauna, and Steam Rooms

One Heated Indoor Leisure Pool

Pool hours are subject to change depending on facility hours, University holidays, or inclement weather.


Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics classes are offered throughout the year in our Leisure Pool. You do not have to be a Recreation Center member to enroll in these classes.

Six-week sessions cost $69.

You may pay for the sessions at the front desk or click here to print the class registration form. Please bring completed form and payment one week before the starting date of each session.


Lifeguard Jobs

Now accepting applications for lifeguards to work all shifts, especially on weekends. Must have the following current certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Must also be able to work some weekends and be able to attend Lifeguard In-service training once a month on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Pay: $9 an hour. For more information, contact Ashley Chism at 901.678.3461 or at


1. Must hold the following CURRENT certifications:

Lifeguard TrainingEmergency First AidCPR for the Professional Rescuer



  • Supervision of the pool facilities
  • Clearing and securing the pool at closing
  • Curtailing any misuse of the facility or inappropriate actions
  • Checking for proper identification
  • Check that safety equipment is in correct place, and is in good working order
  • Inspection of the pool and equipment.
  • Secure off any discrepancies and make a written report
  • Enforce special participant rules (lap swim/recreation swim)
  • Please use phone for emergencies only
  • Accident care and reporting
  • Covering shifts
  • Checking equipment and supplies before every shift
  • Clearing and securing pool at closing
  • Checking for proper identification
  • Maintain a helpful and pleasant relationship with regular patrons
  • Keep a positive and friendly attitude when dealing with ALL patrons


All lifeguards MUST be on time (at his/her lifeguard station 15 minutes prior to opening the pool). Proper attire must be worn at all times (lifeguard swimsuit and whistle). In the interest of training - ALL guards must swim a minimum of 500 yards per week. Applications are available here. Please print, fill out and return to Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

Contact our Aquatics Office at 901.678.3461 for more information.