The University of Cincinnati will close at 2:30PM Wednesday 3/4/15 due to the inclement weather.  Classes are canceled, and all offices -- with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) -- will be closed.  

Students at the Academic Health Center should follow their college’s inclement weather plan.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation

Extreme Swim Challenge

Swim to America's Best Beach!


Clearwater, FL was named America's Best Beach in 2014.  Spring's Extreme Swim Challenge is to swim the 941 miles to that beach!  You can choose one of our three difficulties to help you make it there!  The first 6 to finish in each category will win a t-shirt!

Beginner: 25 yards = 4.7 miles
(200 lengths of the lap pool)

Intermedate:  25 yards = 1.9 miles
(500 lengths of the lap pool)

Advanced:  25 yards = .9 miles
(1,000 lengths of the lap pool)


Members can enter for $10.  Non-members are not eligible to participate.  Swimming must be completed August 25th through December 6th.  Registration is ongoing until December 6th.  Sign up at the Rec Center's Member Services desk or call 513-556-0604.  

For your laps to count, you must record them immediately on the tally sheets outside the lifeguard office.  All swimming, kicking, and aqua jogging will count.  Laps completed during programmed activities like swim team practice or education classes DO NOT count.  

If you have any questions call 513-556-0671 or email Robert Weeks

Swim Challenge t-shirt