Clinics & Events



AquaPatch is a free event that allows you to get a FREE pumpkin from the WSU Recreation Center Pool!  Come find your way through our make-shift pumpkin patch of floating pumpkins to pick the jack-o-lantern you have always dreamed of!  Do not want to get wet, no problem.  We have staff in the pool who can hand the pumpkin right to you.  After you have picked your pumpkin you are able to leave the SRC or go to the carving/decorating station located next to the table tennis table in the SRC.  Staff will be there to assist you.  Pumpkins are limited to a first come first serve and we always start with just around 100 pumpkins.



Self-Directed Swim Challenges

Swim the Pac-12 is a challenge to motivate swimmers of all levels to move to the pools for fitness. Participants can water walk, aqua-jog, or swim their way through the challenge – the main point is to get in the water and enjoy the benefits of swimming!  You have twelve weeks (January 21 – April 21) to complete any of the routes through the Pac-12.  Distances have been calculated based on general distances from campus to campus.  Participants are responsible for logging their progress in the binders located at each pool.  There are three routes to choose from: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.

When participants register online by March 1 and track their distances on the sheets provided in each pool, they will receive a prize for each distance they complete.  Participants will get a water bottle for the Beginner Stage, a mesh swim bag for the Intermediate Stage, and a cool UREC beach towel for completing the Advanced Stage.  Advanced stage winners will also be entered into a drawing for a free semester session of Fitness Swimming

Here are the distances: Beginner Intermediate Advanced
                                      25 yards = 5 miles    25 yards = 2 miles     25 yards= 1 mile
WSU to UW – 312 miles 1560 yards 3900 yards 7800 yards
UW to Oregon State – 181 miles 905 yards 2262 yards 4525 yards
Oregon State to Oregon – 107 miles 535 yards 1337 yards 2675 yards
Oregon to Utah- 806 miles 4030 yards 10075 yards 20150 yards
Utah to Colorado- 521 miles 2605 yards 6512  yards 13025 yards
Colorado to Arizona- 925 miles 4625 yards 11562 yards 23125 yards
Arizona to Arizona State- 112 miles   560 yards 1400 yards 2800 yards
Arizona State to USC- 388 miles 1940 yards 4850 yards 9700 yards
USC to UCLA- 14 miles 70 yards 175 yards 350 yards
UCLA to Stanford- 354 miles 1770 yards 4425 yards 8850 yards
Stanford to Cal- 49 miles 245 yards 612 yards       1225 yards
Total Miles – 3769 miles 18845 yards 47110 yards 94225 yards
1 length= 25 yards 753 lengths 1884 lengths 3769 lengths

Accessibility Info

University Recreation values providing programs and activities that are accessible. We are proud to provide equipment and programming that creates an inclusive environment and makes every reasonable effort to be accessible to everyone.  Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification.  Students with disabilities who may need accommodations to fully participate in activities at UREC must have accommodations approved through the Access Center (509.335.3417).  Contact Joanne Greene at 335.9669 for more information.

Swim Clinics

Are you interested in getting tips, techniques, help, and suggestions on your strokes and skills?  Then try one of our free swim clinics hosted at the SRC! These clinics are led by certified swim instructors and can help individuals of all levels and abilities. Registration is open to SRC members. Please register prior to the clinic.   

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