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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!

Spring 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.

Spring Swim Lessons

Weeknight Sessions:

Tuesdays and Thursdays (eight lessons)

April Session begins April 3

Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes 5:50- 6:20 pm

Youth Beginners I/ II: 6-12 years-40 minutes 6:30-7:10 pm

Youth/Teen Intermediate: 6-18 years-40 minutes 6:30-7:10 pm

Adult Beginners: 13 years & up-40 minutes 7:20-8:00 pm



Saturday Morning Sessions:

March 10 – April 28
Parent/child: 6 months-3 years-30 minutes 9:30-10:00 am
Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes 10:10-10:40 am
Youth Beginners I/II: 6-12 years-40 minutes 10:50-11:30 am
Youth/teen Intermediate: 6-18 years-40 minutes 11:40 am-12:20 pm
Adult Beginners: 13 years & up-40 minutes 11:40 am-12:20 pm


Students: $40

Members: $60

Non-Members: $80

For more information, call 901.678.3461 or e-mail amchsim1@memphis.edu.

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 several times this spring, on the following dates:

  • April
    • 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
    • May 18, 4-9 p.m.
    • May 19 and 20, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

To register, fill out the attached form. For more information, call 901.678.3461 or e-mail amchism1@memphis.edu 


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