We Have Your Weight Loss Solution! Class Starts July 10

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This program is for anyone looking for a healthy way to get in shape and combine that with guidance from a Registered Dietician. We only have a few spots left.   The classes start July 10, 2017 at 5 pm.
Looking for a HEALTHY way to become the best version of you? Do you have a desire to get in the best shape of your life? We have the answer for you at UCSD Recreation’s Weight Loss Solutions! This is an 8 week small group program that takes place in our private Wellness Studio. Pre and post fitness testing as well as a personalized workout will be designed for you by your expert trainer. A Registered Dietitian will teach you about nutrition, goal-setting, and meet with you individually for a personal consultation to provide you with nutrition recommendations. With the combined efforts of our Certified Trainer and the R.D. you can look forward to an increase in lean muscle which stimulates the metabolism. You can sign up at any of our facilities or online here.
The prices are as follows:
$55.00 Students
$72.00 Rec Card Holders
$90.00 Non Rec Card Holders
If you have any questions please feel free to email Terri Dowie at tdowie@ucsd.edu
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And the Award Goes to…2017 Sports Club Winners!

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We wrapped up our season with the 2017 Sports Clubs Banquet, held on June 2nd at the Marina Village Bayview Room, which highlighted all the amazing things our athletes, coaches and teams accomplished this year. Sports Clubs had over 1300 athletes, 11 teams qualified for nationals, and over 190 hours of community service were completed by participants. We also honored 8 individuals for their talents and contributions to their teams and/or the program as well as 2 teams on their all-star performances in community building. And the award goes to….

Male Athlete of the Year

Alberto Montilla – Field Hockey

  • Plays on the U21 USA Men’s National Team
  • Plays in a high-level league in LA on weekends
  • Scored multiple times in the Men’s Super Division at Cal Cup (Field Hockey Super Bowl)alberto

Chris Griebenow – Men’s Club Volleyball

  • Leader on and off the court
  • Has played volleyball for 17 years
  • Started in every position during the 16-17 season
  • Played internationally – summer 2016
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Female Athlete of the Year

Tran Huynh – Table Tennis

  • Co-Ed Varsity player, a team usually dominated by men
  • Carried women’s team to 1st in Divisionals
  • 1st Place in Women’s Singles
  • Competed at Nationals, winning Women’s Consolation Bracket
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Captain of the Year

Taylor Williams – Dance Team

  • Captain for 3 years
  • Balances schoolwork, research labs, sorority life, and her responsibilities as captain
  • Great communication, organization, & leadership skills.
  • Dedicated to her team and inspirational to her peers
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Coach of the Year

Tiffany Coles – Women’s Club Water Polo

  • Full-ride to Long Beach State & then transferred to UCSD to play NCAA for a year
  • Coached Granite Hills High School for 6 years & UCSD for the past 3 years
  • Cares about individual athlete & team goals, and leads them to strong league performances
  • Hoping to lead the team to a National Championship tournament in the 2017-2018 season
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Dustin Newell Memorial Award

Hannah Caskey & Macey Rafter – Women’s Club Water Polo

  • They supported numerous other Sports Club teams throughout the 16-17 academic year and encouraged their team to attend SC community events.
  • They lead by example both in and out of the pool
  • Macey’s impact will be greatly missed by her team and the Sports Clubs Community next year
  • Hannah will be returning for the 17-18 season and continue to improve upon their success
  • They also represented both Recreation and Sports Facilities as Co-Chairs for the Sports Facilities Advisory Board
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Jeff Simon Memorial Award

Wing Ly – Women’s Rugby

  • On-field captain who was the first one to the field and the last one off
  • Would have been a contender for MVP, but tore her ACL in the fall of her senior season. She still attended every game, practice, team event, meeting, etc.
  • Helped develop new players with different drills and techniques and took on a coaching role throughout the season
  • Ever since freshman year has done everything to grow in the sport and is truly an inspiration to her teammates, coaches, & peers.
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The “One Team” Award

Women’s Club Water Polo

  • Participated in every Sports Clubs Community event from Dodgeball and Challenge Course to the Campus Clean-Up.
  • Won the Sports Clubs Super Fan challenge by attending other games and supporting the most teams in the program this year.
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The Community Service Award

Dance Team

  • Participated in 4 community service events totaling 23 hours
  • Helped with Celebrate San Diego, an event that celebrated the San Diego community where over 12,000 people attended
  • Had almost full team participation at all events, including working with the Surfing Madonna Ocean Project with their annual Beach Run
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 Thanks to all of our incredible Sports Clubs Athletes for another amazing year! If you are interested in joining a Sports Club you can find out more information and contact team captains directly here. 

 

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Summer Fun with Recreation

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Even though the academic year is coming to a close doesn’t mean things stop at Recreation! Check out some of the awesome things we have going on this summer:

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Fitness-Yoga Pass

Our new Fitness-Yoga Pass is still available for purchase this summer! And no worries if you are only here for one summer session, since each summer session has a separate pass. So no matter if you are here for one session or two, the Fitness-Yoga Pass is here to help you stay in shape while you explore the 60+ classes offered each week! The pass gets you access to all those classes, including ones like yoga, zumba, cycling, and kickboxing, plus it only costs $50 for students during summer session 1, and $40 for summer session 2.


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Intramural Sports

It’s always fun playing sports with your friends, so why not get a team together for intramurals this summer? You can chose from coed softball, soccer, and basketball, or men’s softball. Registration opens late June, so start reaching out to friends to get a team together! Or if you’d prefer to meet new people, you can always sign up by yourself and be added to a team. FREE for students and Rec Card members all summer long.

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Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water, and Mission Bay Aquatic Center can help you do so! MBAC offers sailing, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wake boarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, rowing, and windsurfing classes, or you can rent their equipment.

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Outback Adventures

Are you going on a trip this summer, but not sure where to get equipment? Outback Rental Shop can help you with all your gear needs! From sporting equipment to watersports to camping, they’ve got it all, and for great prices too. Or, if you are looking to go on an organized trip, Outback Adventures can plan, outfit, lead, and customize outings and team building events for your group. Check out our website for more information.

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Rec Classes

Just like any other quarter, Rec Classes are still offered in the summer! It’s the perfect time to learn a new activity or improve on an old one. There’s swimming, surfing, scuba, circus arts, dance, martial arts, sports, and gymnastic classes with all different levels and times in each category, so the class should fit in easily with your schedule!

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Facility Hours

If you are taking summer classes, you’ll automatically have access to the gym facilities this summer, but if you aren’t, make sure to buy a Rec Card! Even if you are a student during the normal year, but not one during the summer, you’ll need to buy one (or flex passes or day passes) to have access to all the facilities. Click here to see facility hours.

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Recreation Student Staff Award Winners (click to see the video!)

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On May 21 we held our annual Recapalooza, our student staff appreciation Recreation pool party, to thank and award our amazing student staff for all they do. Check out the recap video below!

An extra shoutout to our award winners this year:

 
Male Employee of the Year: Chis Grebenow (Sports Clubs)
Female Employee of the Year: Emily Kunselman (Outback)
Male Outstanding Service: Francisco Salinas (Intramurals)
Female Outstanding Service: Alenoush Aslanian (Aquatics)
Male Healthy Living: Garen Doyle (Rec Classes)
Female Healthy Living: Madalynne Carattini (Fit Life)
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NOW HIRING Challenge Course Faciliators

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Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus!

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement
:

The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development. These skills will be personal and professional assets for the rest of your life.

About the UCSD Challenge Course:

The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground.

Summer Orientation/Training: Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 2017 (8am to 6pm)

Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD.

Scheduling and Pay

Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students.

Application

To learn more and apply, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/challenge-course/facilitator-training/  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at

858-822-3558, or email teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 4

Date                                            Event                            Time

Sunday, June 4                          Application Deadline        – – –                                 Online Application

Wednesday, June 21                Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Thursday, June 22                    Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Friday, June 23                          Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Saturday, June 24                     Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

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Goodbye and Thanks to the Outback Adventures Surf Shop! Watch our Farewell Video Here

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We want to send a heartfelt farewell to the our very own Outback Adventures Surf Shop. The Shop, located on Library Walk, will be closing it’s door at the end of this month. The Surf Shop has been providing UCSD with the best gear, apparel and service for the past 8 years and we will be sad to see it go. Stop by to give your final goodbyes and buy some awesome stuff at closing store prices!

 

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Run in our MoonGod 5K and Climb in our Boulderdash Competition this May!

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In the month of May we have TWO back to back awesome events,  UCSD Recreation’s annual Moon God 5k and Boulderdash Climbing Competition! 

Moon God 5K: 

Not your average 5K
…join us for a full moon dash at one of San Diego’s only night runs. Race past moonlit bears, snakes, falling houses and the Sun God– just some of UCSD’s giant outdoor art pieces that seem to come alive under the moonlight.

Every spring quarter, UCSD Recreation hosts an incredible night run that showcases the beauty of UCSD from a nocturnal perspective. Grab one of your friends and do this fun, carefree, and entertaining run. you’ll follow a glow in the dark 5K path to a finish line that has music, treats, and prizes for the race winners. Not a UCSD student? Never fear! The Moon God 5k is open to everyone!

Now that you’re sold, here’s the nitty gritty:

When? Tuesday, May 10
What time? 7:00-8:30pm: Race check-in at the Triton Statue at the Price Center West, South entrance. The race begins at 8:30pm.
How do you Register? Online, in person at one of our facilities, the day of the race OR by phone 858.534.0684
How much? UCSD Students: $15 advance/ $20 day of race; all others: $20 advance/ $25 day of race

Proceeds of the annual Moon God Race supports student leadership programs at UCSD.

Pro Tip: Arrive early to park! The closest visitor parking is in Gilman Parking structure and will be $2/hour. Pay stations accepting bills and credit card are available at the structure.

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Boulderdash Climbing Competition:

Attention all Rock Climbers!!

On Tuesday, May 10 2016, from 6-10pm the Outback Climbing Center will be hosting the annual bouldering competition: Boulderdash! This awesome event brings UCSD and San Diego climbers together to test their skills on climbing routes set specifically for this competition. Competitors will climb without ropes or harnesses on different short routes. It is a point based comp and there will be great prizes from the competition sponsors to be awarded to top finishers.

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out with climbing or an experienced climber! This competition is for all abilities since there will be routes for each skill level. Bring some friends and come out and have fun!

Schedule:

  • Doors open at 5:00pm
  • Climbing Competition will begin at 5:30pm and wrap up at 8:30pm
  • The Final Round is from 8:30-9:30pm for top finishers
  • $25 for students/ $35 for all others. Entrance is free for those not competing.

*Competition entry includes an Allied Climbers of San Diego membership.

Sign up online here or at any of our facilities.

Questions? Call Outback Climbing Center (858-822-1996) or email them at climbingcenter@ucsd.edu

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Now Hiring Knock Around Camp Counselors!

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Will you be around San Diego during summer break? Want a fun, rewarding job on campus? Become a Knock Around camp counselor!

Applicants need to like working with kids, enjoy being active and spending time outdoors, and must be creative and up for adventure! You will beed to be
available for the whole summer (June 19th-August 25th), Monday-Friday, 7:45am-4:45pm. The starting pay rate is $13/hour.

To apply you can email Katie Shaw-Bullock at kshawbullock@ucsd.edu or check out the application on Port Triton. The deadline to apply is April 14th.

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UC San Diego Triton to Compete in Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

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Since its humble beginnings as an indigenous sport of the Native Americans, lacrosse has exploded both in the United States and internationally. The sport, distinct in the fact that players pass and shoot in addition to other movements with a netted racquet, has two versions, the men’s and the women’s game. Two distinct differences between the two games include a lack of contact and very distinct netted racquets which have less of a “pocket” or cavity in the net to hold the ball in women’s lacrosse. Overall the goal of the game is like that of many sports to simply outscore one’s opponents.

This upcoming summer there is something only one UCSD Triton will do, compete in the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Jiyoung Yun, a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team and a first year human biology major from Marshall College, will represent South Korea in the event held every four years. The event will be based in the English city of Guilford, and it will host 28 teams including the United States, England and Canada among other nations.

In addition to playing in the World Cup for the first time, Yun herself will be the youngest of the twenty-one-member team sent by South Korea. Furthermore, before she ever steps on the field in England, Yun will also compete in the Asian Pacific Championship games. This lacrosse tournament which includes teams such as Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan will act as a warm up for the World Cup while also crowning a winner for the continent. To celebrate her achievement and find out more about her experiences and journey up to this point, we got a chance to catch up with her before one of her last practices of winter quarter. The following is a write up of our conversation:

When did you start playing lacrosse?

“I started playing lacrosse in High School. I have not been playing lacrosse for a long time because the lacrosse community in Korea is not that big, so I have only played for four years.”

How did you get contacted to play for the national team?

“Since the community is so small, it’s not that small but it is small, so all of the players know each other and all of the coaching staff know who is playing lacrosse. There are about 6 college teams and there are about 8 high school teams for women’s lacrosse.”

What first got you into lacrosse?

“My uncle he also played for the national team so I knew lacrosse from him and that is how I first started. I went to a foreign language school and [they] had a team.”

What do you think of UC San Diego so far?

“It’s a very tough school and I have a lot of homework to do, but I like it so far. I like the weather here.”

What position do you play?

“I play low attack and I sometimes switch with the middies. There are 2 lines, one and two. For line one I play low attack and for line two I play middies.”

What are your goals for the rest of the season with the UCSD Club Women’s Lacrosse team?

“For our team right now we are ranked thirteenth in the nation so we have our tournament this weekend, so my first goal for this week is to win the tournament. After that, for our season, I want our team to be top ranked.”

How about the national team?

I think experience because since I am the youngest on the team right now, I am also expecting [to compete] four years after this at the next World Cup. So this time I will be learning from the other upper players and then after 4 years I might be able to play more as a leader.”

Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you and we wish you the best at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup!

Since South Korea’s Women’s Lacrosse federation is so small, Yun will have to pay for her ability to compete in the games. As a result, she has created a GoFundMe account to help her achieve her goals. For more information on her mission and an opportunity to support her journey, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/jiyoungforworldcup

For information on the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup you can visit:

http://www.englishlacrosse.co.uk/RWLC17/

For more information on Lacrosse: http://www.uslacrosse.org/about-the-sport/history

Written by Rohan Oprisko

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Spring into Recreation!

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With Spring right around the corner, look for new ways to get active with UCSD Recreation! Here’s a list of 10 things you can sign up for to get out, meet new people, and improve your well-being, all while having fun!

Fit-Yoga Pass

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Did you hear about the new Fit-Yoga Pass last quarter but you didn’t get to try it out? Well you should in Spring quarter! Once you buy the pass you can take UNLIMITED classes all quarter. There are 75 classes a week and include yoga, pilates, cardio, cycling, mediation and Zumba. Since you can pick which classes you attend each week, this pass will for sure fit into your schedule and keep you fit.

Massage

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Who doesn’t need a massage after the long, stressful winter we’ve had? Make sure to get a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, or Heated Stone Massage to indulge yourself and help you relax. You can buy a 50 minute or 80 minute massage or if you buy 7 private massages, you get one free!

Innertube Water Polo

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Grab some friends and sign up as an Intramural Innertube Water Polo team! It’d be a fun way to interact with friends, keep active, and laugh at yourself as you struggle to stay in your innertube while playing this fun, goofy sport. You need 7 person teams (4 men/3 women or vice versa) and you can sign up for Sunday or Wednesday nights.

Windsurfing

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I don’t know about you, but when I tell people that I go to school in La Jolla, the first thing they ask is if I do any water sports. So why not try out windsurfing at Mission Bay Aquatic Center? Nearly anyone can learn how to windsurf and instructors will take you through dry-land and on-the-water coaching to help you learn. There’s a level 1 and a level 2, so you are able to pick which one best fits your skill set. Don’t be afraid to try it!

Snorkel La Jolla Cove

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We are lucky enough to have the ocean as our backyard so why not sign up to snorkel at La Jolla Cove and see the amazing world beneath the ocean’s surface! It’s teeming with wildlife, from bright orange Garibaldi fish to harmless Leopard Sharks, and a good way to see them for yourself is to go on this mini day drip with Outback Adventures!

Wine Tasting Valle de Guadalupe Baja California

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Explore the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe and spend the day visiting vineyards and tasting Baja California’s reowned wines with this Outback Adventure trip! It’s on Saturday, May 13th and you will depart UCSD at 10am, mark your calendars for this opportunity!

Archery

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Learn a new skill or work on an old one by signing up for an Archery Rec Class! Classes vary from beginners to an open practice with coaching, or even a 10 time pass that allows you to drop-in on workouts, so no matter which one you pick, you can work on improving your Archery skills! Are you good enough to compete? Check out the Sun God Archery Team, a social, recreational and competitive archery club for archers of any level!

Hip Hop

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If you’ve been thinking about taking a Dance Rec Class but haven’t done so yet, now is the time! Hip Hop is a fun class that focuses on getting novice dancers to be more familiar with hip hop dance techniques with fun and challenging choreography. You’ll learn the basis of body control, memory, and pick up associated with learning dance. Not into hip hop? We have many other dance classes for you to try, like Break Dancing, Latin Dance, Jazz Dance, and much more!

Scuba

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Sign up for our Scuba Rec Class to learn safe diving practices and get knowledge development, pool sessions, and ocean dives! There’s a maximum of 8 students per instructor, so you can get the hands-on interaction you need in a semi-private setting. All meeting times are mandatory though, so make sure you are serious about the commitment of learning how to scuba this quarter. It’d definitely be fun to learn something not everyone knows how to do and get more comfortable in the water!

Sports Club Game

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Let’s show our UCSD spirit and go out and support some of our Sports Clubs! From baseball to volleyball to sailing, we have 30 teams you can go out and watch. Check out all of the teams’ schedules in the Rec Magazine or online and put some in your calendar so you can cheer on your friends and classmates.

Hopefully at least one of these sparked your interest, but keep in mind that UCSD Recreation offers so much more too, so take a look for yourself on our website or in our Rec Magazine! Happy Spring :)

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Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!

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Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus!

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement
:

The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development.

About the UCSD Challenge Course:

The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground.

Winter Orientation/ Training: Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8, 2017

Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD.

Scheduling and Pay

Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students.

Application

To learn more and apply, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/challenge-course/facilitator-training/  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at

858-822-3558, or email teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.

 

Important Dates

 Application Deadline: Sunday, Mar 14, 2017

 

Date                                            Event                            Time

Sunday, Mar 5                            Application Deadline        – – –                                 Online Application

Mar 6,7,8,9,10,16 &17               Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office

Saturday, Mar 25                       Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Sunday, Mar 26                         Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Monday, Mar 27                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Tuesday Mar 28                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

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FitFest 2017 Recap

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Thank you to everyone who participated in FitFest 2017! FitFest is our most anticipated annual event where students get the chance to sample out a class or two offered here at UCSD Recreation to see what’s the best fit for you! Sample classes range from Yoga, Zumba, Bicycle Cycling and more. Watch the video below to see how much everyone who participated enjoyed their FREE Fitness and Yoga classes, food truck, and LIVE DJ!

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Sunrise with Sickie – Run, Swim and Cycle with Masters Sports

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Do you run? Do you swim? Do you cycle?

Have you ever thought about combining your love for any of these sports with the agility and strength that comes from the other two? Well, the Masters Sports program is the place to do it!

Masters Swim Sickie
Started by the Masters Sports Director, Ron ‘Sickie’ Marcikic, in 1983, this program offers an array of running, swimming and cycling workouts available for any fitness level. Anyone, from a freshman on his or her first day of college to a seasoned athlete of 40 years, can join in, swimming with Coach Sickie, running with Coach Terry Martin or the combined Triathlon program, and increase their abilities with great coaching and highly experienced staff.


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imming
For almost 33 years, the UCSD Masters Swimming Program, under the tutelage of Masters Sports Director and Head Coach, Ron ‘Sickie’ Marcikic, has offered quality swim workouts to students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. Utilizing two 50 meter pools at the Canyonview Aquatic Center, a coaching staff of 13 coaches, with workouts offered 7 days a week, Masters Swimming provides a very affordable, very fun and comprehensive lifetime fitness program for adult athletes.

Masters Running
Masters Running offers a unique and professional approach to training for the adult runner. Anyone can run, but if you like to run and want to see some improvement or take on your first Triton 5K, this program is for you! Head Coach Terry Martin, along with Coach Tom Piszkin have trained athletes from casual runners to national caliber elite runners. Grab your shoes and come out to the North Campus Track for some fun…on the run!

Masters Triathlon
Centered on routine training in the 3 triathlon sports of swimming, running and cycling, the Masters Triathlon program gets athletes ready for this incredibly challenging event. Our Head Triathlon Coach, Terry Martin, has been competing in triathlons for more than two decades, including 8 Hawaii Ironman finishes. The program supports those interested in participating in their first, short triathlon as well as athletes with ambitions for going the “Ironman” distance. Open to all levels of ability.

Masters Triathlon Workout Schedule

TRIATHLON TRAINING

Spanos Training Facility–North Patio

SWIMMING

Canyonview Pool

RUNNING

North Campus Track

Bike Turbo
Tuesday & Friday
6 – 7:30am
Monday thru Friday
6:00am, 7:30am
Tuesday & Thursday
6 – 7:30am
PLUS all of the Swimming
& Running workouts
Monday thru Thursday
6:00pm
Saturday
7:30am
Sunday
9:00am

How do I know if this is the right program for me?

These days, fitness is big. In fact, personal fitness should be an important component of everyday life. Being healthy is key to an active lifestyle. We offer a wide range of athletes, fitness opportunities in swimming, running and basic triathlon training, each and every day.

The best way to try our program for free, is to contact Sickie (sickie@ucsd.edu) and ask to try out our program. He will send you a coupon for two free workouts, that you can use to give our program a try.

Register for Masters Sports at the RIMAC Sales Desk. 

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10 Wonderful Winter Recreation Wonders

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With a new quarter comes new things to do with UCSD Recreation! We’ve come up with a list of things for everyone to enjoy this winter quarter whether it be wanting to get in shape, go on a trip, or learn a new skill.  After eating all that holiday food over break, the perfect way to get back in shape is through one of hundreds of our Recreation activities, but here is a list of 10 things to get you thinking:

1. Fit Yoga Pass

This is a NEW affordable, flexible, and fun pass to get you active and try practicing different kinds of fitness and yoga! Instead of signing up for a certain type of fitness or yoga class like how it was in the past, you can buy the new Fit Yoga Pass for $65 if you are a student ($105 for members/$150 for non-members) which will give you access to ALL the fitness/yoga classes offered! That means you could try a new class everyday of the week! There are over 70 classes offered per week and this pass allows you to attend all of them, so go to as many or as few as you like! The schedule of classes can be found here.

2. Personal Wellness

We offer Student and Graduate Student Personal Wellness programs and that consist of an initial physical fitness assessment, entrance interviews, six weeks of small group fitness training and a follow-up fitness personalized program design. These Wellness Programs will give you the opportunity to create a lifestyle of well-being and helping you achieve your fitness goals. Did I mention it is FREE too?

3. Intramurals

Another way to stay in shape but while also spending time with friends is playing intramurals! For Winter quarter there’s basketball, team bowling, passing league football (men’s), soccer, 4-on-4 volleyball, and team rock climbing. And the best part is that is it’s only $7 to play unlimited intramurals for the quarter! So gather a group of friends and make a team for one or more of these awesome intramural sports.

4.Ski and Ride Outback trips

Here in sunny San Diego you don’t often get to see snow, so why not go on an Outback Adventures trip to go snowboarding or skiing! On this day trip you will get to take a break and carve it up at the best nearby snow to campus; Bear Mountain (Feb. 20th) or Mountain High (Jan. 21st or Jan. 29th). Outback will take care of getting you there, all you have to worry about is how much fun you’ll have on this snowy trip. Lift ticket is included in the price and all participants will receive 20% off a ski or snowboard rental packages through Outback

5. Sunset Kayak Mission Bay

Another cool trip that Outback offers is their Sunset Kayak Mission Bay trip. Imagine the beauty of Mission Bay, the sunset and city lights reflecting off of the calm water as you peacefully kayak throughout the bay. I wouldn’t want to miss this! And even better, no experience is required, so feel free to come enjoy this calming scene while practicing your kayaking skills no matter your level.

6. Argentine Tango-Fundamentals & Beyond

If you’d prefer to stay inside this “chilly” winter, maybe a dance class is the perfect option for you! Our Argentine Tango is a basic technique class where you can practice your social dancing including posture and balance, dance frame, leading and following, and more. And you’ll be able to dance the Argentine Tango by the end of the class! There is a mix and mingling of partners, so you’ll be able to meet new people while learning new dance skills.

7. Wrestling Takedowns Workout

Another great indoor class is our Wrestling Takedowns Workout rec class, which will cover a basic introduction to wrestling throws, sweeps, and shots, all of which are commonly used in martial arts. This is a class for all levels of wrestling and a great place for you to hone your wrestling skills this winter!

8. Winter’s Chill Climbing Comp and BBQ

On Saturday, February 11th from 2pm-6pm, Outback Climbing Center will be hosting Winter’s Chill Climbing Comp and BBQ! Come check out this casual climbing competition in the Climbing Center located in Canyonview as you enjoy a BBQ, drinks, and climb with others. It’s only $10 for the climbing and BBQ! All skill sets are welcome since it is a casual competition. Get to know other climbing enthusiasts at this comp!

9. Drop, Guac & Roll

If you like FREE guac and corn tortillas, come to Drop, Guac & Roll on Jan. 31st, Feb. 21st, or March 7th from 5:30pm-6pm in the Tiki room at Main Gym to make your own corn tortillas and roll up a guacamole taco! It’s first come, first served, so make sure to get their early. I wouldn’t want to miss out on this yummy, FREE food session.

10. Lift at Spanos

Did you know there is a brand new, state-of-the-art lifting facility North of RIMAC by the track and field? Spanos is the newest weight room on campus and has open Rec hours for all students and Rec Card members FREE of charge. Hours: Mon-thur, 6:30-10:30pm, Fri 6:30-9pm, Sat CLOSED, Sun 7-10pm.

Hopefully this list got you thinking on what you want to do this quarter to get in shape! There are hundreds of other activities offered through UCSD Recreation, so even if none of these peak your interest, check out our website so you can get involved, stay active, and have fun this Winter quarter.

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Sports Clubs 2016 “Dodge Wars”

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Every year multiple Sports Club teams get together for a chance at dodgeball glory and the opportunity to be declared champion. This year’s Sports Clubs Dodgeball Extravaganza was nothing short of spectacular dodges, ducks, dips, dives, and dodges. 12 Sports Clubs teams battled it out on December 3 in this year’s video game themed event. Teams came dressed up as The Sims, FIFA17, PacMan, Fruit Ninja, and more. Even the staff brought the fun with their very own display of the classic Tetris. However, the Dragon Boat team ended up winning the “Best Costume” award for their trendy PokemonGo display.

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In addition, teams were able to bring food that was donated to the Triton Food Panty and/or clothing which was donated to the Salvation Army. Women’s Soccer won the award for “Most Donations” for the second year in a row. One of the captains, Amy Schwartz, said, “We may not ever win the competition, but we pride ourselves on giving back the most.”

This year’s games were best out of 7 in a double elimination bracket. After the first few rounds, several teams showed they had what it took to be champions, while some others fell short. Everyone got some cool raffle prizes though! The final rounds had Men’s Soccer vs. Water Polo where Men’s Soccer came out victorious, but they soon fell to Men’s Volleyball who had lost to Baseball in the previous round. With Men’s Soccer, our 2015 Dodgeball Champions taking 3rd place, the competition for 1st place was between the undefeated Baseball Team and Men’s Volleyball. Men’s Volleyball, the underdogs, took the first game 4-3, but since Baseball hadn’t lost, they had another shot at the top. With exhaustion setting in and tension building, both teams took their places for the last round of 7. With back and forth wins, it still wasn’t clear who would come out on top. In the end, the Men’s Volleyball team took the title of “2016 Dodgeball Champion” with some serious “never give up, never surrender” attitude and the perfect dodge. Baseball was definitely bummed, but they will be back for sweet revenge next year!

For more information, on how to join this amazing Sports Clubs community and have your shot at being named dodgeball champion, contact the team captains by visiting  recreation.ucsd.edu/sports-clubs/

 

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Seeking Challenge Course Facilitators!

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Want a fun, challenging and rewarding job? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator for our Outback Adventures Challenge Course on campus!

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Announcement
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The UCSD Challenge Course is seeking dedicated individuals to hire and train as facilitators. Ideal applicants for this entry-level position possess a combination of both interpersonal and technical skills. The Challenge Course staff is made up of part-time/contract student and non-student facilitators. Facilitators develop skills and experience through a process that includes initial training, mentoring, shadowing, and on-going training and skills development.

About the UCSD Challenge Course:

The UCSD Challenge Course provides adventure-based teambuilding program designed to develop communication and teamwork through challenging activities. Our course is located in the eucalyptus forest on the beautiful UCSD campus, an ideal setting for a variety of ground-based and high course activities. Our programs serve campus, community, and corporate groups, providing each an opportunity to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team—from up to 45 above the ground.

Winter Orientation/ Training: Thursday-Sunday, January 5-8, 2017

Our fall training will provide future facilitators with the foundational knowledge to confidently guide groups through teambuilding/leadership programs on and off the course, including facilitation and technical skills training. All accepted applicants will be required to complete this 40-hour training before being hired by UCSD.

Scheduling and Pay

Following the training and shadowing process, Facilitators can expect to work between 6-30 hours/week through the busy program season (May-October). There rest of the year can still be quite busy but the work is not consistent. Beginning pay is $12/hour for Students and $14/hour for non-students.

Application

To learn more and apply, visit https://recreation.ucsd.edu/challenge-course/facilitator-training/  If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Ouellette, Challenge Course Director, at

858-822-3558, or email teamchallenge@ucsd.edu.

 

Important Dates

 Application Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

 

Date                                            Event                            Time

Wedesday, Dec 14                  Application Deadline        – – –                               – – –

Dec 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16      Group Interviews          Workday/Evening           Outback Adventures Office

Thursday, Jan 5                     Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Friday, Jan 6                          Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Saturday, Jan 7                      Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

Sunday, Jan 8                        Staff Training                 8:00am-6:00pm              UCSD Challenge Course

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Introducing the NEW Fit-Yoga Pass!

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ATTENTION ALL FITNESS AND YOGA FANATICS! We are excited to announce our brand new Fit-Yoga Pass coming this winter!

Affordable, flexible and fun the new Fit-Yoga pass allows you to customize your workout class schedule all quarter for one super low price! The Fit-Yoga Pass is

AFFORADABLE:

$65 for students/$105 members/$150 non-members per quarter (3 months)

Compare that to local Yoga or fitness studios that can run between $65-$150 per MONTH.

Get this pass for the same price you would pay for just ONE of our Yoga/Fitness classes in previous quarters!

FLEXIBLE:

With over 70 classes to choose from a week you can customize your own personal workout schedule to meet the demands of school, work and life! Classes are offered at all times of the day and on the weekends.

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FUN:

Variety is the spice of life! We offer everything from Zumba, Cycle and Turbo Kick to Hatha Yoga and pilates. Try something new or stick to what you love, since there is no cost or commitment per class…what do you have to lose?

The Fit-Yoga Pass will be available to purchase at the RIMAC Sales Desk as well as online.

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Top 5 November Activities at Mission Bay Aquatic Center!

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Just because it is November doesn’t mean the San Diego fun stops! The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is one of the world’s largest instructional waterfront facilities right here in San Diego and is owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University and UCSD Recreation. MBAC offers awesome water activities all year round and is open to students, faculty/staff and the public!

Come check out Top 5 things to do at MBAC this November:

  1. Learn to sail. Basic Sailing classes begin November 5 and November 19.
  2. Go wakeboarding or wakesurfing. The Wakesports Freeride Sessions on November 5, 6, 12, 19, or 20 are only $59 for students for a three hour session and is open to all skill levels.
  3. Take a surfing class. Classes begin November 5, 12, or 19 with one, two, or four-day options. MBAC provides all equipment and instruction.
  4. Enjoy a moonlight excursion. Moonlight kayaking and stand up paddling excursions on November 12 offer an incredible view of the night skyline from the water.
  5. Try yoga on a paddleboard. On November 19 you can test your balance while in a relaxing environment in a paddleboard yoga class.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, visit mbaquaticcenter.com

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