Campus Recreation opened in January 2003. Campus Recreation is the community center of the campus. The programs and facilities listed below are available to all students and faculty/staff (with memberships) for the purpose of encouraging the lifelong pursuit of active, healthy lifestyles, and to enhance personal development through participation, interaction with faculty, employment, and leadership opportunities.
The 232,000 square-foot facility provides for a variety of recreational opportunities, including swimming, basketball, volleyball, badminton, weightlifting, an indoor track for walking and jogging, cardiovascular training equipment, a games area, a climbing wall, computer access and food service.
The Aquatics Program offers instructional and fitness activities in the water, in addition to recreational swimming. There are three pools in the University Recreation Center: a 25-yard lap pool, 22 foot deep diving well, and an outdoor leisure pool and patio.
Structured, competitive and recreational sporting events are scheduled throughout the academic year. Activities involve team sports, individual or dual events, and special events. Only currently enrolled TCU students and faculty/staff may participate in the Intramural Sports Program.
In addition to the Group Exercise program that offers group fitness classes, the wellness program also offers personal training, massage therapy, fitness assessments, nutrition consultations and other wellness opportunities through classes and individualized orientations. Group exercise classes are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Educational seminars are also offered to help members achieve healthy, active lifestyles.
Through the University Recreation Center's climbing wall and the Challenge Course Program, individuals are allowed to participate in and experience activities that cause them to reflect and learn about their relationship to others as well as their own abilities and limitations. Participants attempt to recognize their own abilities via the philosophy of "Challenge by Choice," support their fellow group members, and possess a desire to learn more about themselves through low and high ropes course elements. This program is open to all student organizations and classes.
The Sport Club Program is designed to serve individual interests in different sport and recreational activities. Membership is open to all students and the club must be a recognized student organization. These interests can be competitive, recreational or instructional in nature, as clubs may represent TCU in intercollegiate competition or conduct intra-club activities, such as practice, instruction, social activities and tournament play.
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