Outdoor pool

Dive into a world of aquatic bliss at one of our two state-of-the-art swimming facilities. Enjoy the sunshine at our outdoor leisure pool, perfect for relaxation and socializing. For a more structured aquatic experience, head next door to our indoor Mike Rose Aquatics Center, equipped with top-notch amenities for fitness and competitive swimming. Whether you seek leisure or lap swimming, our pools provide the ideal environment for a refreshing dip. Come make a splash with us!


Outdoor Leisure Pool

Outdoor Pool

Come relax in our 4-foot deep outdoor pool featuring wet deck with lounge chairs submerged in six inches of water. The pool, located at the Wellness Center, is designed for leisure use and includes a water volleyball net, basketball goal and a lift.

*Pools are open to all students, members and guests. Memberships specifically for use of the pools and Aquatics Center are not available.

Mike Rose Aquatics Center

Mike Rose Aquatics Center

The Mike Rose Aquatics Center is a one-of-a-kind $12 million facility named in memory of late entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Rose. It includes the Dick Fadgen Pool, Assisi Foundation Training Pool and the Hyde Foundation Natatorium Office.

The Center was made possible by a unique partnership between the UofM, Memphis Tiger Swimming, Splash Mid-South, YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South, the State of Tennessee, Shelby County Government, FedEx, Belz Foundation and the Rose Foundation as well as other private and individual philanthropic support. The facility will be used by Memphis Tiger Swimming, Splash Mid-South and the UofM community.

Renovations to the Center included increasing the pool length, improved mechanical and water handling systems, handicap access and expanded seating. The increased seating will make the facility appropriate for training and for regional swimming competitions, the only one of its kind in the Memphis area.

Swim Lessons

Drowning risk is dramatically reduced with formal lessons because certified swim instructors are trained in evidence-based drowning prevention techniques. Professional teachers are also certified in CPR/AED and know how to prevent and manage emergencies that may occur during the new swimmer learning phase.

We offer two options for those interested in learning how to swim or looking to improve their skills.

> If you are a current UofM student, check out our Physical Education (PHED) classes.

> If you are NOT a UofM student, the YMCA of Memphis & The MidSouth offers swim lessons for all ages on the University of Memphis campus at the Mike Rose Aquatic Center.*



*Swim lessons are offered and conducted by the YMCA of Memphis & The MidSouth. Although these classes are not directly affiliated with the UofM, we recognize the need to provide access to swim instruction as part of our ongoing commitment to serving the community and promoting water safety to prevent drowning.

 If you have questions related to the YMCA swim program, please contact Ed Bender at edward.bender@ymcamemphis.org.

Masters Swim Program

Memphis Tiger Swim

Memphis Tiger Masters (MTM) is a team-based adult training program supervised by Memphis Tiger Swimming (MTS). MTM welcomes experienced adult swimmers of all levels, whether training for specific competitions or just swimming for broad health and fitness reasons. The atmosphere is an engaging mix of dedication and social fun.

MTM offers workouts five days per week with two options each weekday morning. Workouts are typically an hour long and lanes are organized with swimmers grouped according to ability. MTM swims year-round with the exception of a few holidays and days off when the pool may be closed or coaches are away at meets.

Discounted fees are offered to UofM students and Campus Recreation members. Program is held in our Mike Rose Aquatics Center.


Ashley Chism

Ashley Ingram
Assistant Director of Aquatics & Risk Management