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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!

Aquatics News

Modified Pool Hours

Recreational Swimming will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Sat., July 27. The pool will be closed the remainder of the day for a special event.

Pool Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 5:30-8 a.m., 1-7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

Early Bird Swimming

Early Bird Swimming will be held indoors on Mondays and Tuesdays and outdoors Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday until August 24.

Outdoor Pool Closing

Due to the construction of a new Wellness Center, Recreational Swimming will move to the Indoor Pool beginning Sat., Aug. 24, when the Outdoor Pool will be closed.

Swim the Mississippi

Log the number of laps you swim, and when you finish swimming the 24-mile section of the Mississippi River in which Memphis is located, you can win prizes! Register today for this fun swimming challenge by clicking here:

Pool hours are subject to change depending on facility hours, university holidays, or inclement weather.

Swim Lessons

 Visit https://www.memphis.edu/cris/aquatics/swim-lessons.php for more information!

For more information, call 901.678.3461 or e-mail Ashley Chism.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Courses

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!

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

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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