Swimming Season at the Campus Recreation Center Truly Begins as Summer Ends
The UC Campus Recreation Center has a wide variety of options for all ages at the Aquatics Complex. Aquatics fitness classes, the U.S. Masters swim team and more are available to faculty and staff.
Take advantage of the Campus Recreation Center’s (CRC) Aquatics Complex, where Carol Wolkoff, Assistant Director for Aquatics at the CRC, says there are many opportunities to swim year-round for both members and non-members. “We offer swim lessons for individuals six months old to 99 years old. We have aquatics fitness classes, as well. They’re great for people who want a cardio workout with a minimal amount of impact on their joints.” Wolkoff describes the two main aquatic fitness courses, HydroFit and River Run, as “both use the resistance of the water as a base of the workout. HydroFit takes place in deep water, while River Run uses the Leisure Pool’s lazy river for extra resistance. The best part about both classes is that you don’t have to be able to swim at all!”
For experienced swimmers, the CRC also has a U.S. Masters swim team. This group is for anyone over 18 years old who is not on a collegiate team. “Masters is for people of all ages and skill levels. It isn’t exclusively for people who have previously been on a team.” Some of the members of the team are getting ready for triathlons, swimming to cross train due to injury, or just keeping fit.
Swimming is a great workout. Wolkoff cites a study from the University of South Carolina that shows people who swim for their exercise have a longer life span, than those who walk or run for cardio exercise. “There are opportunities for everyone to take advantage of the health benefits of aquatics, whether you’re a child or adult, have a lot of experience swimming or none at all.”
For more information on aquatics programming at the CRC, visit the Aquatics homepage.