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Aquatics at the Rec Center
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 everyone's benefit. If the pool 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. So, make your next workout in the pool and come meet our friendly staff to learn about the low-impact, total body, invigorating workout that swimming provides!
Fall Semester Pool Hours:
Monday - Thursday | 5:30 - 8 a.m. and 1 - 7 p.m.
Friday | 5:30 - 8 a.m. and 1 - 7 p.m.
Saturday | 12 - 5 p.m.
Sunday | 1 - 5 p.m.
Pool hours are subject to change depending on facility hours, university holidays, or inclement weather.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class Begins Feb. 9!
Learn the skills needed to become certified as a water safety instructor!
Classes will be held on the following dates/times:
- Feb. 9, 4-9 p.m. (pre-requisite session)
- Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Course to be Offered
Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies in or around the water! Course covers caring for victims of breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel arrive and take over. Learn to save lives!
The course will be offered three times this spring, on the following dates:
- March 5-9 (Spring Break), 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- April 13, 4-8 p.m.
- April 20, 4-9 p.m.
- April 21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
- April 22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
- May 18, 4-9 p.m.
- May 19 and 20, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
- 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