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Early Bird Swim Program

If you like to  start your day with a splash, we'll have the water ready! Just become a member of our Early Bird Swim Program. Early Bird Hours are Monday - Friday at 5:30 - 8 a.m.

Early Bird is a lap swimming program. You must be able to swim 50 M, one length of the pool, without stopping, to participate in this program. Only swimmers who can swim the length of the pool will be allowed to swim laps during the 5:30-8:00 a.m. time period.


Any University of Memphis Faculty/Staff member, alumnus/alumna, or community member who currently holds a membership at the Recreation Center may join the Early Bird Swim Program free of charge.

Any currently enrolled full-time student may also join this program for free. All other interested swimmers may pay $150 for a four-month membership to the Early Bird Swim Program.

Fees are due on: January 1, May 1 and September 1 for the following periods: January-April, May-August, and September-December. We will gladly pro-rate your fee after each month if you decide to join in the middle of a four-month period.

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To join Early Bird, please fill out a registration form and pay all fees at the front desk between 5:30 - 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, or register online.

Questions? Contact Ashley Chism at 901.678.3461.