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Aquatics at the Rec Center

Our pools are currently closed for construction and renovation, so we are not able to offer most of the programs and services we typically offer at this time.

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). Strident security measures are in place, creating a comfortable and safe environment for all UofM faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. 

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Free American Heart Association BLS Certification Classes

The University of Memphis Campus Recreation Department is pleased to offer a series of FREE American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification classes throughout the year, thanks to a grant provided by Blue Cross-Blue Shield.
This offer is valid for students and Faculty/Staff only and limited spaces are available. Once you register for this class, you MUST attend. Participants who register for a class and fail to show up, arrive late, or leave before the class ends will not be able to register for future courses.
The goal of the Basic Life Support Course is to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association designed the BLS course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. BLS students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children and infants.
This course will include a combination of videos, skills practice and testing. A written test will be administered at the end of the course.
The BLS for Healthcare Providers covers core materials, including

  • Adult, child, and infant CPR, including one and two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask and other breathing barriers
  • Foreign-body airway obstruction (Heimlich maneuver) for adult, child, and infant (conscious and unconscious)
  • AED (Automated external defibrillation) on both adult and child
  • Special resuscitation situations and cardiopulmonary emergencies

Spring CPR Class Dates

All classes are held on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Feb. 5
  • Feb. 26
  • March 12
  • April 23
  • May 7

Register for CPR Classes here>