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Fit & Rec schedules aquatic events throughout March

Get into the swim of things with aquatics events going on throughout March at the pool in Pioneer Hall. All events are free and open to TWU faculty, staff and students.


Water Bootcamp

5:15 p.m., every Tuesday

This class is designed to give you a high energy workout of sports drills, circuits, and interval training in the water. Overall, this class is designed to improve your personal strength and endurance.


Aquatic Adventure

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 24

Learn to use a kayak and paddle board.


Wave Club

March 15-May 3

The Wave Club is a water workout program coordinated to fit with your water comfort and fitness level. You will complete a variety of water workouts on your own time throughout the eight-week program. As you complete each workout, you are able to move up the wave located on the bulletin board at the pool. Once you complete all workouts and have moved through the wave, you will receive a Fit & Rec prize. Sign up at the pool front desk in Pioneer Hall.


Virtual Swim Challenge

  1. Register by 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 19. This event is open to all current TWU students, staff, faculty, alumni, and TWU family members.
  2. You will be given from Monday, March 22, until Monday, April 5, to log and submit your swim time and distance. All swims must be tracked using either a fitness watch (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.) or app (Runkeeper, Nike Run, etc.). If you do not have a device to track your swim, you may have a lifeguard sign off on the swim if you use TWU’s pool.
  3. There are two categories this year: a two-mile or five-mile swim. You can only win in one category. You will swim this mileage in your home pool, lake, Pioneer Hall (TWU students and Fit & Rec members) or some body of water, and will record your time and distance that you swam. 
  4. One mile counts as 1,650 yards in the swim community.
  5. Email a photo or screen shot of your fitness app or watch to Steph Gray. Photo or screenshot must display the date, miles, and duration of activity. Only one submission per category, per person. 
  6. A TWU Fit & Rec prize pack will be awarded to the participant who completes the challenge with the quickest swim time in each category.


Water Olympics

April 19-22

The registration deadline is April 11. Registration is open to teams and individuals.

Participation in all events is not required; choose your events when you register. Events include a beachball race, boat races, floatie races, and a cannonball contest. Teams will be at the pool two at a time to manage social distancing. Everyone will be assigned a time between 6 and 8 p.m.


Swim lessons will begin Monday, March 15, and registration currently is open for TWU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Fit & Rec members. Visit the swim lessons website for prices and additional information.

Email Stephanie Gray, facility and aquatics supervisor, at sgray13@twu.edu for more information on any of these aquatics events.