Tiger Swim 101

Once you’re registered for a Tiger Swim session, the following information will help you navigate campus and the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Parking

Parking fees are assessed for all visitors wishing to park on campus between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday–Friday. Parking & Transportation has provided an opportunity for all participants to register their vehicle one time for the duration of each session of lessons. Please take the time to register your vehicle before the start of lessons, to ensure you do not receive a parking citation. Charges are $12.00 per session of lessons. A link to the parking portal can be found below for each session.

Parking for MizzouRec is available in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure. This garage is located adjacent to the MU Student Recreation Complex and can be accessed via Hitt Street or Virginia Avenue. Metered parking is also available on the east side of the garage, no vehicle registration required.

Arrival and Check-In

Enter the facility through the main entrance (located across from the Virginia Avenue Parking Garage). Upon entering the facility, immediately turn left and then proceed through the four Mizzou Aquatic Center mezzanine doors. Please do not attempt to enter the building through the Membership Desk.

As part of a new safety initiative, we are requiring all Tiger Swim participants, guardians, and guests to check in at our Tiger Swim kiosk located in the Mizzou Aquatic Center mezzanine with a valid photo ID.

A guardian must be present when checking-in your child at the Tiger Swim kiosk (*drop off without parent supervision is not permitted). Additionally, a parent/guardian must supervise his/her child during the entire lesson for safety purposes. If a parent or guardian is not present on deck during the participant’s class, he/she will not be allowed to continue with the lesson.

This process only takes a few minutes per group. Swim lessons check in will begin 20 min before the start of each class time. After all participants, guardians, and guests are checked in by our Tiger Swim staff, they may proceed to the 50M or Tiger Grotto pool deck.

Parent/Guardian Supervision

A parent/guardian must supervise his/her child during the entire lesson for safety purposes. If a parent or guardian is not present on deck during the participant’s class, he/she will not be allowed to continue with the lesson.

Skills Assessment

If you are unsure which class best fits your child’s current skill level, we recommend you attend one of our upcoming Tiger Swim Skills Assessment Sessions. These sessions are designed to help alleviate registration confusion for potential Tiger Swim participants. While a Tiger Swim Skills Assessment is not mandatory, it is recommended for new participants of our program and/or participants who have taken time away from Tiger Swim group lessons for more than one session.

Your child’s skills assessment will be conducted by an official Tiger Swim instructor and will last approximately 5-7 minutes. With check in and the final skills consultation, the entire process will last approximately 10-15 minutes (*time estimate based off one child participant). At the end of your individualized brief skills assessment, our Tiger Swim instructors will provide you the skills assessment checklist and recommend the appropriate Tiger Swim class for your son or daughter.

Spring 2018 Tiger Swim Skill Assessment Date

Tuesday, January 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOU ARE COMING.  PLEASE CONTACT TIGERSWIM@MIZZOUREC.COM

Cancellation/Refund Policy

No-charge cancellation for your registration is available up to 3 days prior to the start date of the class. Enrollments cancelled fewer than three days prior to the start date will be charged a 10% administrative fee. Enrollments canceled the day of or after the start date will be charged a 20% administrative fee. If your child is removed for behavioral issues, you will be charged 20% of the remaining class value.

If you would like to cancel or modify an enrollment, please email tigerswim@mizzourec.com.