Aquatics F.A.Q.

Lifeguards and staff are on site to make sure everyone has a great time while still being safe. Rules and regulations are in place to make the facility safe for everyone. Please listen to all lifeguard instructions. All rules will be enforced.

Driving Directions

To Currents Aquatics Center: 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula, MT, 59801. 721-PARK

From I-90:

  1. Take the Orange St. Exit.
  2. Take the first right after you cross the bridge onto Cregg Lane
  3. Take the first right into McCormick Park and Currents' parking lot.

From Highway 93:

  1. Head north on Brooks St. (you'll just continue on the road you were on when you entered town).
  2. Take a left onto Stephens Avenue This intersection will have a street light.
  3. Stephens Avenue will turn into Orange St.
  4. Take a left on Cregg Lane just before you cross the bridge after 1st Street There is no light at this intersection. If you crossed the bridge, you've gone too far. You can see McCormick Park on the west side of the bridge.
  5. Turn right into McCormick park, and Currents' parking lot.

To Splash Montana: 3001 Bancroft Street, Missoula, MT, 59801. 542-WAVE

From I-90:

  1. Take the Orange St. Exit
  2. Drive on Orange St. until you cannot go straight anymore at the intersection of South Avenue You should see the College of Technology in front of you. (Please note: Orange St. turns into Stephens Avenue after 6th Avenue, but you'll just keep going straight.)
  3. Take a left on South Avenue
  4. Take a right at the 4-way stop on Bancroft St. just past Sentinel High School.
  5. Keep driving down Bancroft St. until you see Splash Montana on your right at 3001 Bancroft Street

From Highway 93:

  1. As you're heading north on Brooks (just as you enter town), take a right on 39th Street (just past the Wal-Mart).
  2. Continue on 39th Street, which will turn into S.W. Higgins Avenue
  3. Take a left onto Bancroft after the shopping center with Pattee Creek Market.
  4. Continue on Bancroft St. until you see Splash Montana on the left at 3001 Bancroft Street

Currents & Splash Montana

Do I need to pay an admission, even if I'm not swimming?
Yes, everyone who goes onto the pool deck at Currents or through the gates at Splash Montana will be required to pay. Currents' offers a non swimmer fee of $3.25, or $2.50 for seniors 60+. Everyone going to Splash Montana will be required to pay the daily admission, even if you do not plan on getting in the water. Kids under 2 are free. Children 6 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or someone 16+.

What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, Missoula County checks, and Missoula Downtown Association gift cards at both facilities. 

What are the height requirements for the water slides?
Patrons must be 48" to ride the water slides, as per the manufacture's regulations. Children cannot go down with a parent if they are not tall enough. No life jackets can be worn down the water slides.

Can I drop my child(ren) off and pick them up later?
Children 7 or older can be on the pool deck at Currents and in the water park at Splash Montana without an adult. Children 6 or younger must be accompanied by someone 16 or older. Admission is required for everyone who enters the pool deck.

Can I rent a locker?
Lockers are first come, first serve. Lockers at Currents do not have locks on them. You can bring your own lock, or purchase one from the front desk. Locks will not be rented out at Currents. Splash Montana has lockers for rent, and lockers without locks on them, so you can use your own if you choose. Lockers at both facilities are for day use only.

Are life jackets available?
Yes, life jackets are available to day use for free. They are first come, first serve. You can bring your own life jacket if you prefer.

Can my kids make a phone call from the facility?
Yes, calls can be made from the Currents front desk, and calls can be made from the courtesy phones at Splash Montana. Local calls only.

Can I leave the facility and come back?
At Currents, once you've paid the daily admission, you are able to swim all day. Just be sure to get a receipt showing you've already paid the daily admission if you are planning on leaving the building and coming back. At Splash Montana, if you leave the park FOR ANY REASON, even if it's just to run to your car, you are required to get a hand stamp and pay a $1 re-entry fee per person. Please try to grab everything before you enter the park.

What passes are available?
We offer a wide-range of passes. First, we have punch cards that come in 10, 20, or 30 visits. Punch cards can be shared, and are valid at Currents and Splash Montana. Punch cards do not expire. Currents offers 3-month, 6-month, and annual passes. Splash Montana offers a season pass. We also offer 6-month and annual passes that can used at Currents and Splash Montana. Splash Montana season passes, 3-month, 6-month, and annual passes are not transferable.

See Aquatics Passes for more information. 

Passes & Discount Cards (CityCard)

What discounts are available?
If you reside within Missoula city limits, you can purchase a CityCard, which will get you approximately 20% off admission, pool passes, swim lessons, etc. Please note, you MUST live within the city limits. Not all Missoula addresses are within the official city limits. If you are unsure, please call 721-PARK. We do not offer a military or university student discount.

How do I get a CityCard?
Stop by the front desk with a current billing statement that shows your name and address, a voter registration card, or vehicle registration. Driver's licenses will not be accepted as proof of residency. It costs $2 per person to initially purchase the discount card. Everyone in the household needs to have one in their name to get the discounted rate. See Resident Discounts for more information. To speed up the process, we recommend purchasing your discount card at Currents, due to long lines at Splash Montana.

Can I use my CityCard to get a friend in at the discounted rate?
No. Everyone needs to have an active discount card in their name to receive the discount.

Does the CityCard expire?
CityCards expire at the end of every calendar year (December 31 ), and need to be renewed for only $1 beginning January 1.

Can I bring my own life jacket?
Yes. Please have it inspected by a lifeguard first before using it in the pool.

When do passes expire?
Punch cards never expire, and are valid until all are used. 3-month, 6-month, and annual passes will expire 3 months, 6 months, or one year from the date of purchase, respectively.

Do I need to pay for my aquatics passes in full up front?
Punch cards, Splash Montana season passes, and 3-month Currents passes need to be paid in full upon registration. 6-month and annual passes can be set up on a monthly payment plan. 10%, plus any additional fees, must be paid on the day the pass is purchased, and the remaining balance can be paid via automatic monthly payments. Visa, MasterCard, or checking account routing numbers will be accepted for monthly payments. No cash will be accepted for the monthly payments. Payments are automatic.

Programs & Swim Lessons

When is payment due for aquatics programs?
Payment is due in full upon registration.

Where can I see a list of current and upcoming programs and events?
You can view Currents programs and events, and Special Events for Splash Montana programs and events. The Seasonal Recreation Guide (PDF) is available for download, and has a complete list of programs for the entire Parks & Recreation department.

Do you offer swim lessons for adults?
Yes we do! You can see a complete schedule online.

When can I enroll my kids in swim lessons?
We offer swim lessons for ages 6 months and up at Currents, and lessons for ages 3 years and up Splash Montana. Currents offers swim lessons year-round, and Splash offers lessons June to August.

What are the levels of swim lessons? 
Parent-Child is for ages 6 months to 3 years. These classes are designed to introduce your child(ren) to the water early, and help prepare them for success in Preschool and Swim School lessons. Our instructors will teach parents how to introduce your child(ren) to the water safely and comfortably. Parents or an adult are required to enter the water with children during this swim lesson. Preschool lessons are for ages 3 to 5 years. Our instructors guide preschoolers through the basics of water exploration in a safe and fun manner. Classes are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students who progress through all three levels are often ready to move right to Stroke School when they turn 5 years old. Swim School is for ages 5 years and up. Instructors work with students on the basics of swimming and water fitness. Students work on skills such as submerging, floating, gliding, and rhythmic breathing. Swim School is divided into three courses: Face and Float, Glide and Movement, and Breathing and Development. Children often need to enroll in more than one session to master all these skills. Once they master Breathing and Development, they can move to Stroke School. Stroke School is for ages 5 years and up, and participants who have completed or posses the skills taught in Swim School. Stroke School focuses on each of the four competitive strokes, one at a time. The strokes include Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, and Butterfly. This format allows for increased motor skills through repetition.

My child(ren) have completed Stroke School, now what?
Children who have mastered the techniques taught in Stroke School are welcome to join our Pre-Competitive Swim team called Swim Squad. Children need to be 6 years or older to join. Swim Squad is designed for kids who can swim the length of the pool without stopping, and are looking for a new challenge. This is a great opportunity to introduce children to competitive swimming in a fun and supportive environment.

What is Swim Squad?
Swim Squad is a pre-competitive swim team. It's designed for children ages 6 years and older who have completed Swim School or Stroke School. Swim Squad is a great opportunity to introduce children to competitive swimming in a fun and supportive environment. Children will improve their swimming skills, learn turns, how to read a pace clock, and build endurance while gaining the benefit and experience of a team environment.

What aquatic fitness programs do you offer?
We offer Aquacize (water aerobics) 6 days a week at Currents. These are drop-in classes, no pre-registration is required. The fee is daily admission or the use of a pass.

Time Monday Tuesday Wedensday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:10 to 7am Moderate to High Intesity N/A Moderate to High Intensity N/A Moderate to High Intensity N/A
8 to 8:50am Moderate Intensity Moderate Intensity Moderate Intensity Moderate Intensity Moderate Intensity N/A
9 to 9:50am Beginner to Moderate Intensity Beginner to Moderate Intensity Beginner to Moderate Intensity Beginner to Moderate Intensity Beginner to Moderate Intensity Beginner to Moderate Intensity
5:30 to 6:30pm Moderate to High Intensity Moderate to High Intensity Moderate to High Intensity Moderate to High Intensity N/A N/A

Lap swim is available anytime the water park is open at Currents & Splash Montana. Call 721-PARK for lap lane availability at Currents, and 542-WAVE for lap lane availability at Splash Montana. 

Birthday Parties & Rentals

View Birthday Party Packages at Currents, and view Splash Montana's Party Packages

How early to do I need to book a birthday party?
You can book your party at anytime. We recommend booking your party 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure your date is available. If space is available, there is no deadline to book it.

When is payment due?
Payment is due upon reservation of the party. We can book your party in person with cash, Missoula County Check, Visa or MasterCard, or over the phone with Visa or MasterCard.

Is a deposit required?
We do require a $25 refundable damage deposit for parties at Currents in addition to the package fee. The deposit is due upon reservation. There is no deposit required for Splash Montana parties. 

Can I bring my own cake and food?
For parties at Currents, you are welcome to bring your own food and cakes; just book a basic party with us. There is NO outside food or drink allowed at Splash Montana, so you'd need to book a Sweet Treat party in order to have a cake with your party, and you can order food from the Crazy Creek Cafe and Fireline Grill.

What is the refund policy?
If cancellations are made more than 10 days prior to the scheduled booking, you can receive a full refund. If you are within 10 days of your rental date, you can get a refund minus a $10 fee. If you booked a party with a cake, and you are cancelling within 10 days, you must pay for the cake in addition to the $10 fee, and the remaining balance will be refunded. You do get to keep the cake!

Can I change my party date or time?
Yes! Just give us a call, and we'll change your date or time if the space is available.

What if it rains on the day of my Splash Montana party?
We have a few options in case this happens. Firstly, you can move your party to a different date. Secondly, you can move your party to Currents. Thirdly, you can get a refund for your party if Splash Montana closes for the day. Please note, we do not always close if it rains. We only close if there is lightning or thunder lasting for more than 30 minutes, or if it's raining so hard our lifeguards cannot see the bottom of the pool. If you ordered a cake through us, you are required to pay for the cake, and you get to take it home. 

Do you offer after hours rentals? 
Yes we do! Please give us a call at 552-6683 to get more information on hours and rates.

Weather at Splash Montana

If you are need further clarification of these policies, please call 542-WAVE or 721-PARK.

When does Splash Montana close for weather?
We are required to get everyone out of the water and into covered areas whenever lightning or thunder are observed. When this happens, we are required to keep everyone out of the water for 30 minutes. If lightning or thunder is observed again within that half hour, the 30 minute clock starts over. This same process will occur if it is raining so hard that our lifeguards cannot see the bottom of the pool. If the bad weather continues, the manager may make the call to close for the day.

Can I get a refund for bad weather?
No. If in the event we close for the day due to weather, and you've been in the park for less than one hour, you can get a voucher to return to Splash Montana at a later date. Please note, we do not always close for the entire day when lightning or thunder is observed. We are required to get everyone out of the water and in a covered space for 30 minutes after the lightning or thunder is observed. If the weather looks like it'll pass, and we will reopen, you do not get a voucher to return at a later date.

What happens if the weather is bad or too cold for swim lessons? Make up sessions will be on Fridays at the same time as your scheduled lesson. Make up sessions will only occur if the Lesson Supervisor decides that it is not ideal to get the kids in the water. Please call 542-WAVE to see if your lesson is going to happen.

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