University of California San Diego Recreation is dedicated to enhancing wellness, fitness and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community by providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity to participate in cooperative and competitive programs. Recreation provides life-long fitness, leisure, lifestyle and wellness opportunities.
Recreation facilities are available at RIMAC with a weight room, activity rooms, arena, auxiliary gym, wellness studio. The Main Gym with a weight room, basketball courts, cycling room, gymnastics area, private pilates and massage rooms, indoor swimming pool, sand volleyball court, outdoor tennis and basketball courts. Canyonview Athletic Complex has two outdoor pools, weight room and climbing center. Spanos is a new shared facility with elite lifting equipment and an outdoor conditioning plaza. Other facilities include the Challenge Course, Outback Rental Shop, Outback Surf Shop and some of the best surf in California at Black’s Beach.
The University of California San Diego programs encompass a variety of areas including Informal Recreation – basketball, volleyball, swimming, racquetball, tennis, weight room exercise; Intramural Sports – 30 different on-campus organized team sports and various sporting events throughout the year; FitLife – programs numerous cardio and conditioning classes, yoga, pilates, personal wellness, workshops along with personal training, instructor certifications and massage studio; Masters Program – coached swimming, running and triathlon programs; Mission Bay Aquatic Center – classes and rentals for a variety of water sports in Pacific Beach; Outback Adventures – hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing outings and clinics, Challenge Course, Wilderness Orientation and Group Adventures; Rec Classes- fun and games, aquatics, dance, safety, sports, martial arts, children and youth classes/camps; Sports Clubs- 30 competitive clubs.
In addition, the University of California San Diego recreation provides the opportunity for the hundreds of students who are employed in Recreation to learn leadership, management and interpersonal skills in a positive wellness oriented environment.
For faculty, staff and community, Recreation provides instruction, coaching, support, stress reduction, injury prevention and enhanced health and wellness in a variety of lifetime sports and fitness activities.