We offer tryout dates specific to your request. We will send you a “Tryout Pass” via email that gains you entrance to the recreation facility. For times and information please email Seth Huston.
Please fill out the online registration forms completely and legibly.
RICE Aquatics will input your registration information within 24 hours on a weekday. Once you receive a confirmation email with login and password you will be able to access the website and correct or add to your personal data. You will also be able to go to the RICE University Police Department (RUPD) and get a RICE Masters ID Photo (read below). You will now be able to have access to the recreation Center during our practice times for the remainder of the session.
We will pro rate mid session additions, but only on a monthly basis; full rate during the 1st month, 80% during month two, 60% during month three and 40% during month four.
___ Fill out Registration
___ Register online with USMS
___ Register and pay coach on last try out date
___ Receive confirmation email
___ Go to RUPD and get photo ID
___ (Optional) Go to RICE Parking and purchase parking pass (cash or check only)
___ Begin Swimming
Mid Session Registration:
If you are registering mid-session please email Seth Huston prior to choosing the online registration for any changes/pro rate in fees.
Returning Masters Swimmers:
In advance of the upcoming session RICE Aquatics will send out an email for re-registering. Swimmers must chose to "attend this event" through the registration event page if you plan to swim the next session. Once the deadline for re-registration has passed, non renewals will have their ID's deactivated upon completion of the current swim session. If you renew after the registration period there will be a $25 reactivation fee. Once the re-registration period has ended you must email Coach Seth and Coach Jason directly with your intent to swim.
We encourage all members to pay through our website; either a CC charge or ACH billing. If you prefer to pay by check or cash your payment must be received before or during the first week of the new session. If you miss the deadline your ID will be deactivated and you will have to pay a $25 reactivation fee. All swimmer regardless of payment option must commit to the new session through the website during the registration period.
We offer a fall, spring and summer session. Each session is approximately four months in duration. New members can join in the middle of a session and fees will be prorated.
All of our master swimmers need to be USMS registered in order to meet liability standards and you can link to a USMS online registration page on our registration link. USMS registration is $35 for the calendar year.
Recreation Center Access: Masters Only
Each master swimmer must go to the RUPD station and get a Rice ID badge after joining. Once you join we send your information over to RUPD. The cost of a Rice ID card is $10. The RUPD station is on campus at the corner of University and Stockton.
Parking on the Rice campus is at a premium. You can pay as you go in the central parking garage across the street from the recreation center for $2 per 35 minutes or at the north visitor lot at entrance 20 off Rice Blvd. or at the west lot #1 in front of the Alice Pratt Brown Building. Parking at these spots is $1 per 35 minutes.
A better option is to buy an early bird/evening bird parking permit for $65 per semester or $115 for a year. Parking permits are available in the central garage offices across the street from the recreation center. Your name goes to the parking services as well and you may also present your Rice ID. There is a $25 proxy card purchase at the time of registration for a parking pass. Click here for a map of campus parking.
Aquatic Center Use:
Your Rice Aquatics Masters membership gives you access to the pool and locker room facilities for our scheduled practices. The recreation center has limited numbers of community memberships available for use of the whole center at anytime. Our use of the aquatic center is a privilege. We ask that you keep your use of the facility limited to our practice times.
Team News and Updates:
We use an email distribution list to disseminate information such as schedule changes, upcoming events and news. You can also check our website for meet information, swimming tips and swimming links as well as our blog.