FAQs

Facility and Admissions

The pool is located on the south end of the Adams center complex, with the entrance and parking access in the Y parking lot.

The pool is 25 yards in length, and 7 lanes wide.

A Swimmers Mile = 1650 yards, which is 66 laps. A land mile requires 72 laps.

The pool's shallow end is 3.5 feet deep, and gradually drops to 10.5 feet under the diving board.
During swim lessons, the pool is 84 degrees. All other times it is 83 degrees.
Yes, we have a dry sauna on the south end of the pool. Hours of use are during lap swim and recreation swim times. General access is not allowed during any other programmed time.
The pool facility has a small weight room designed for swimmer workouts. There are free weights, balance balls, a combo machine, various benches and weight bars, stretch cords, and a dip machine. The weight room is available during lap swim and recreational swim times.
Lifeguards are on duty during all hours there is activity in the pool, no exceptions.
We do not have a collegiate swim team, however, there are a number of excellent programs in Missoula for competitive swimming: Missoula Aquatic Club, UM Triathlon Club, Polo Club, and our Adult Coached swim are a few examples of advanced swimming at the Grizzly Pool.
Yes, the pool has limited time available for exclusive rental. Please call 406-243-2763 to inquire about rental rates and availability.
Pool parties are available, as well as group accommodation during our regularly scheduled Recreation swim time. Reservations are required and special rates may apply. Please call 406-243-2763 and ask to speak to the manager about availability and fees.

Swim Lessons

We have American Red Cross certified swim lessons for children and adults that are offered year around. Evening lesson sessions are twice per week for four weeks. During summer months, lessons are also offered during the daytime and are four days per week for two weeks at a time.

Visit our Swim Lessons page or call 406-243-2763 for the current schedule of lessons and registration dates.

Please refer to the Swim Lesson page where each level is briefly explained. If you are unsure of your child's current level or would like our assistance, please call 406-243-2763.