IMPORTANT INFORMATION: New Registration Process for 2017-2018

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Dear Recreation Participants,
Starting this September, UC San Diego Recreation migrated to a new registration software and online store at rec.ucsd.edu. All membership renewals, program registrations and more will take place at rec.ucsd.edu. With this migration, some of our processes have changed. Please see the information below on how to login OR create your account and register for an activity or view membership information. Reminder: Fall Registration Opens September 13th at 7:00am, online and in person.
*We highly recommend logging into your profile and updating your account prior to registration on September 13
Beginning September 7th, at 8:00am UCSD students, staff and faculty can login to your membership profile using your single-sign-on (SSO) credientials. Once logged in, you can sign your new waiver and update your account. Current Rec Card Members and/or Master Program Members: You can login to your profile, sign your new waiver and update your account using your membership credentials (your username and temporary password will be emailed directly to you within the next 24 hours). All Community Members who are not current Recreation Members or Masters Pass Holders need to create a new online profile. Visit the Recreation Online Store rec.ucsd.edu and click “Sign Up” in the top right hand corner of your screen.
Sign Into your New Account:
Visit the Recreation Online Store rec.ucsd.edu
Activate your profile – you’ll automatically be sent an email with a dedicated link to verify and activate your account.
1. Sign your NEW online Waivers
2. Add your preferred credit card to your account
3. Add your dependents to your profile
4. Register for your favorite programs and trips starting September 13th!
Adding a Credit Card to your Account
1. Login in to the Recreation Online Store rec.ucsd.edu
2. Click the dropdown under your user name
3. Click Profile
4. Click Save Payment Info from the options on your left
5. Click Save Card and complete the requested information
Adding Your Dependent(s) to Your Profile
All parents must enroll their children, not themselves, into youth programs.
To do so follow the instructions below on adding dependents.
1. Login in to the Recreation Online Store rec.ucsd.edu
2. Click the dropdown under your user name
3. Click Profile
4. Click Add Dependent at the bottom of the page
5. Complete the required informationYour dependent(s) will now be tied to your profile and display as an available option when registering for the program(s) of your choosing.
Credits
Recreation Credit on Account-All existing credits on your current Recreation account will be honored. The best way to utilize your credit is to register for programs or purchase memberships in person at RIMAC, Canyonview or Main Gym. Since credit on account cannot be used directly on the new online store, when purchasing programs online you will be asked whether you would like us to retroactively apply existing credit to the online order. Within 5 business days, our staff will apply the credit to your order and you will receive a refund to your card equal to your available credit.
Questions? Call the RIMAC Customer Service Desk at (858) 534-3557
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Stay Strong All Summer Long! Fit-Yoga Pass Session 2 Starts 8/5

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Stay Strong All Summer Long with our Fit-Yoga Pas
Our affordable, flexible and fun Fit-Yoga Pass will be offered in two sessions this summer and the summer session 2 passes are on sale NOW! Classes start August 5th and go until September 1st! Prices are $40/50/60* and will be available at the RIMAC Sales Desk and online. (prices include: student/member/community)*
Summer-2017-Schedule
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August Swimming Events Open to All!

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We have two awesome swimming events coming to the Canyonview in August, come participate or check them out! UCSD Masters Midnite Madness! Coming to the Canyonview Aquatics Center once again is one of most interesting and fun events for all swimmers....yes, it's Midnite Madness. This year, it's on Saturday, August 19th from 10:30pm to midnite (yawn...). This is a two-person team event, where the teams compete in 'interesting' & 'different' water challenges in the pool. The top 5 teams are chosen to face off in the final event, with awards going to the top three teams. Through it all, Sickie will be serving smoothies, to help soothe the savage beast inside of each contestant. Fun for all. If you're awake...what else are ya doin? ------------------------------------------------------- SWIM 24 Challenge On the weekend of August 26th & 27th, more than 20, 12 person relay teams will once again be swimming for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for swimming lessons for low income kids and the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Association.  This event has the air of a circus, and in the middle of the night, the atmosphere of a silent movie.  Participate on a team (swim24.org), or come in to watch and donate to the cause.  Everything is happening at the UCSD Canyonview Aquatics Center...swim for life! Questions? Email Sickie at sickie@ucsd.edu 2 pools
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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 chris g
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 tran
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 taylor
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 tiffany
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 hannahmacey
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. wing 
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. club water polo
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 dance
 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: Summer Fit-Yoga Pass Rave Card 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. IMG_0235 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. wakesurfing 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. DSC_0010 edited 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. slide8 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! DSC_0016 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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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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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 KOREA LAX
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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 SONY DSC 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 Massage-pilates room-4 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 IMG_5692 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 windsurfing-1404208_1920 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 snorkeling-1551757_1920 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 pouring-wine-1952051_1920 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 1 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 IMG_0136[2][1] 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 diving-778494_1280 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 Sports Clubs Group Photo-7-web 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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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.

Masters Swimming 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.  GetRecd Masters
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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. IMG_5583 IMG_5586 IMG_5568 IMG_5599 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: 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. New fit yoga pass 2017_2x3_Poster   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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Upcoming One Day Fall Workshops!

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Don't have time in your busy schedule to dedicate to a class? Not to worry! We have several one-day fall workshops you can join to learn something new. Check out four awesome workshops coming your way.
Drop by and drop some bars son! Open session to cyher, collaborate, craft rhymes, and meet other members of the UC San Diego Hip-Hop Community.
Fri 5:30-7pm | October 14 | Tiki Room (Main Gym) | Free
Learn how to make the perfect, delicious and savory filling! We will construct a traditional quiche with bacon and a vegetarian one with spinach and goat cheese. Great for entertaining!
Mon 5-7pm | Oct 24 | Lutheran Church | $25
Learn the art of tamale making and be introduced to banana leaf tamales, two other types of tamales in the husks and the accompanying fillings and toppings! A must for the tamale lover!
Mon 5-7pm | Nov 7 | Lutheran Church | $25
Join Chef Carmen as she teaches the art of burrito making, complete with homemade flour tortillas, savory fillings and bumpin' salsa.
Mon 5-7pm | Nov 28 | Tiki Room (Main Gym) | $25
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Train like a Spartan with our Newest FitLife Class!

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Spartan SGX_Social Media Join FitLife Trainer Luis De La Vega for Spartan SGX Training. SGX training will benefit you on the race course or on the soccer field, at the box or at the yoga studio, on the track or on the trail, at work and at home, and in how you feel every day. Our coach Luis will train you in four domains: Athleticism, Endurance, Strength, and Mind. In addition, Luis can advise on obstacle race strategy, including techniques for overcoming Spartan obstacles. Luis will integrate weight-bearing movements and back-to-basics equipment, from kettlebells to pull-up bars to sandbags. Even if you never run a Spartan Race, you will still benefit. After all, given the incredible demands of an obstacle race, a Spartan needs to be an ultimate athlete. Mondays & Thursdays, 5-5:55pm Oct 3 - Dec 1 $95 students /$114 Rec Card Holder / $133 Community Register in-person at any of our facilities or online now!  
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Mission Bay Aquatic Center Students Win 9-Day Adventure Race in Zanzibar

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Most people don't know that Mission Bay Aquatic Center, one of the world's largest instructional waterfront facilities in San Diego, is owned and operated jointly by us at UC San Diego Recreation and Associated Students at San Diego State University. Last year over 30,000 participants experienced surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, stand up paddling, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing. This facility is open to the public, but also offers reduced prices for UC San Diego students on classes, rentals and more! Here is a great story from our partners over at Mission Bay Aquatic Center about three average guys with little to no sailing experience and a passion for adventure. And how their short-time taking lessons and renting boats help them conquer a race of a lifetime... --------- At MBAC we get a lot of questions from people interested in learning to sail, but last fall an unusual request came in the form of an email from Jake Vanags. “My name is Jake and, along with two others, I just signed up for a ridiculous and adventurous nine-day race across a portion of the Indian Ocean in a tiny African fishing boat… I guess my question is this: What set of classes or private instruction in the next two and a half months would you suggest we take if we were to sail a tiny African fishing boat over the course of nine days down the Zanzibar Archipelago?” The race Jake and teammates Chad Vanags and Jeff Williams signed up for was the Ngalawa Cup, a nine-day adventure race through the Indian Ocean on local Ngalawa sailboats. The Ngalawa is made of a hollowed mango tree, two outriggers, and a basic lateen sail. The boats are very similar to those still used by fishermen on the coast of Zanzibar and Tanzania. As soon as the race was over, we received a simple message. “We won. More info coming soon!” Beating out a number of teams with much more experience, Jake, Chad, and Jeff were the first team to get their Ngalawa to the finish line. While still on the road Jake answered our questions about the race and the preparation they went through to get ready. WHY DID YOU AND YOUR CREW SIGN UP FOR THIS RACE? First, I think we all crave insane or unusual adventures because they create the best stories – the ones that impact our lives in some way. Second, the idea of sailing along a spectacular archipelago in an ill-equipped and derelict fishing boat was too much of a beautiful disaster to pass up. Lastly, I actually grew up with a fear of being lost in the open ocean. What better way to conquer that fear than by sailing a boat not meant for the open ocean into the open ocean? HOW QUICKLY DID YOU REALIZE YOU NEEDED MORE SAILING KNOWLEDGE THAN YOU HAD? When we filled out our application for the race we had to answer a bunch of questions about our sailing experience. The organizers asked what certifications we had, how many overnight sailing trips we’ve participated in, etc. When I answered “N/A” to all of those questions I thought, “What the hell are we doing?” This was about two and a half months until race day. So, yeah, that was about the point when we started scrambling and freaking out a bit. WHAT WERE THE MOST USEFUL SKILLS LEARNED FROM MBAC YOU USED IN THE RACE? Sailing upwind in an Ngalawa is quite a challenge. On the day we overtook quite a few teams, we had to sail straight out and around a big point to the south of us while also avoiding a reef nearby. Unfortunately, the wind was coming straight onto shore. Some teams attempted to paddle out through breaking waves but ultimately got pushed back in. It was quite a dangerous morning with one team’s boom snapping off completely. We ultimately remembered our MBAC training and took the long route, sailing an hour and a half northeast to get out past the point even though we needed to go south. We then started sailing south at around 15 knots (which is extremely fast for an Ngalawa). Even though we added distance to our route by going in the opposite direction, we ended up passing quite a few teams that day. Avoiding accidental jibes was an important skill on an Ngalawa. In fact, we were told that tacking through the wind on an Ngalawa was near impossible, so there were several times where we would have to do a 270° jibe to change directions if going upwind. One team capsized five times over the course of four days because they were trying to avoid jibing. Also, since we were going with the trade winds much of the time, we were often on a broad reach or a run and if the wind changed slightly, an accidental jibe and/or capsize was likely. Knowing how to right a boat after a capsize was pretty helpful at times. We spent time on almost every type of boat MBAC could provide. We figured the more boats with different configurations we could practice on, the more comfortable we would be in an Ngalawa. I’d say the Ngalawa was closest to the structure of a Hobie Cat, but with the stability of a Laser. In other words, it’s a big heavy boat with two outriggers but is easy to capsize. DID YOU FEEL PREPARED WHEN YOU LANDED IN ZANZIBAR? I don’t think there is truly a way to feel entirely prepared to sail a boat no one in the race had ever set foot on. That said, we kind of jokingly thought our great equalizer was that exact fact – that no other team knew how to really sail these boats. At the end of the day we definitely felt confident with sailing fundamentals, thanks to MBAC, and the fundamentals were all anyone could really rely on. CAN YOU TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR BOAT? In general, the Ngalawa is a fishing boat the people of Tanzania and Zanzibar have been using for 1,500 years. It’s made of a hollowed out mango tree and has a heavy canvas sail. It is cumbersome, unwieldy, heavy, and susceptible to falling apart in swells. The boom (usually made of bamboo) is hoisted and hung from the top of the mast. A mast stay is placed from the top of the mast out to the outrigger opposite of the sail. The main sheet can be pulled in tight or lashed out to the spar or outrigger to create a beam or broad reach configuration. In order to balance the boat on a beam or close reach, one teammate has to stand on the spar opposite the sail so that the boat doesn’t get pushed over. At times I was on the spar for five to six hours straight. In order to jibe, you have to let the main sheet go, untie the mast stay, pull the two bow sheets in, bear hug the sail and boom together, bring all the lines around to the opposite side, reattach the mast stay, and then twist and flip the boom over the top of the mast. All this has to happen while bobbing up and down standing on the edge of the hull and hoping not to rip the sail on the mast or an outrigger. The hull is basically the size of a big canoe, but often water seeped through weak spots. We had to buy cotton from the locals to constantly plug up the holes. Our mast step and rudder both broke during our training sails. We had to cleverly rig both of them in order to keep sailing to the next location. Some other teams’ boats fell apart completely during crossings because the boats aren’t really made for big swells and tons of pressure on the hull and rudder. The Ngalawa has been around for 1,500 years, but they are still used by the locals daily to fish. It took all three of us to sail the Ngalawa decently, but a ten-year-old local Zanzibari kid can manage it, somehow, by himself. SOME OF THE OTHER TEAMS HAD CONSIDERABLE MORE SAILING EXPERIENCE THAN YOUR TEAM. WHY DO YOU THINK YOU GUYS WON? The way The Adventurists races work is that they want you to struggle and fail and test your limits. It’s actually quite an accomplishment to even finish any of their races. That said, luck can play a huge role in terms of how nice your boat is and how the weather treats you. But beyond that, I think the reason we won was because we made smart choices and we didn’t push the boat past what it was capable of. We didn’t overthink or overcomplicate anything, simply because we had such little experience that we didn’t even know how to. We stuck to the fundamentals! We watched when other teams capsized and then tried not to repeat it. We took care of our boat with preventative maintenance. When we saw something that was starting to fail on our boat, we would stop and fix it. Sometimes it was re-lashing an outrigger; other times it was sewing up growing holes in our sail. If we didn’t catch the problems early, we would’ve paid for it. Once we started sailing competently, we used every hour of daylight we were allowed. We woke up at 4:30am to pack up the boat to get ready to sail by 6:00am (the earliest we could start sailing). We would then push our speed and try to reach the furthest island we could by 6:30pm (the latest we could land). On two out of the final three days, we ended up reaching our target island with only two minutes to spare. ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP SAILING? Hell yeah! We loved the race and we’ve already discussed splitting the cost for a starter boat and crewing regattas so that we can gain more experience. There’s already talk of around-the-world sailing. For now, maybe we’ll build our own Ngalawa and take it out on Mission Bay. Just look for the big upside down sail and one guy playing on a balance beam off the side of the boat. Learn more about the Ngalawa Cup. Interested in your own sailing adventure? Start your journey at Mission Bay Aquatic Center. adv2 adv7 adv6adventure-race    
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Sports Club’s Award Winners!

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To highlight all the amazing things our Sports Club athletes, coaches and teams have accomplished this year, we celebrated with the 2016 Sports Club Banquet on June 3rd. Seven individuals were honored at the banquet and won awards because they were nominated by their peers and our staff for their talents and contributions to their teams as well as the program. Congratulations! The awards are: MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Dylan Shives-Ice Hockey Dylan
  • Second year captain
  • Leads the team on and off the ice
  • In 12 games, Dylan scored 23 goals and added 8 assists for 31 points
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Hannah Hurd-Women’s Soccer Hannah
  • Most consistent player on the team
  • Stepped into a starting role flawlessly
  • Filled in as a leader
  • Played a key role in upsetting reigning national champs UCLA, 4-1
MALE CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR David Liberman-Swim David
  • With support of co-captain and other officers, he created the UCSD Swim Club
  • Highly resourceful-reached out to other organizations to find a collegiate league and learned tips from other successful swim programs
  • Responsible, willing to drive people and pick up the pieces for events
  • Recruited both of the team’s coaches
  • Steps in to coach if the coach is absent
  • Encourages team bonding outside the pool
FEMALE CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR Amy Schwartz-Women’s Soccer Amy
  • Has run the UCSD Women’s Club Soccer program for the past 3 years
  • Highly organized—always responds to emails in a timely manner, asks questions, almost always has everything done before the deadline and sometimes before its requested
  • WGSA has asked her multiple times to work for the league—they need it
  • Has often stepped in and helped the Men’s Club Soccer team
  • Took on the role of coach and captain this year
  • Constantly encourages a sense of community and representing Sports Clubs at the highest level on and off the field
COACH OF THE YEAR Philip Brault-Women’s Volleyball Phillip
  • Women’s Volleyball coach for 3 years
  • Went from being competitive in silver bracket at Nationals to fifth in the nation
  • Creates an environment for success
JEFF SIMON MEMORIAL AWARD Caleb Richter-Surf caleb
  • Unparalleled enthusiasm and excitement for surf
  • First to show up to practice
  • Absolutely committed to the team
DUSTIN NEWELL MEMORIAL AWARD Chris Griebenow-Men’s Volleyball chris
  • Co-President and Social Chair for Men’s Volleyball
  • Organized social events with other clubs
  • Encouraged his teammates to attend various home games and each event
ONE TEAM AWARD Men’s Volleyball VOLLEYBA
  • Represented in all Sports Club community events
  • Multiple members of the team were present in various games throughout the year, supporting fellow Sports Club teams
  • Best team articles
  • Best (appropriate) hecklers
  • Honorable mention-Women’s Water Polo
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Men’s Soccer soccer
  • Campus Clean-up
  • San Diego Food Bank
  • Pinkout game-National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Honorable mention-UCSD Sailing team
Congratulations to our amazing Sports Clubs athletes, coaches, and teams! It sounds like you had an awesome year and we are excited to see what next year holds! If you want to join a UCSD Sports Club team, find out more information here: http://sportsclubs.ucsd.edu/ #GetCompetitive
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#GetAway with our Yoga & Meditation Retreats

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Love Yoga and meditation? Then be sure to check out these TWO awesome retreats from FitLife coming up this year. Silent Meditation Retreat: Silence, Observation, Reflection, and Purification Mt. Baldy, California  May 13-15 Master Teachers Michele Hébert and Mehrad Nazari will be hosting the Silent Meditation Retreat in Mt. Baldy, California. This retreat will help participants strengthen their yoga and meditation practices while enjoying the breathtaking views from the top of Mt. Baldy. Mt. Baldy is located in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains 40 miles east of Los Angeles. The retreat will happen at the monastic style Mt. Baldy Zen Center, a serene and tranquil place great for yoga and meditation practices. This unique opportunity to enter the inner tranquility is the perfect way to seek a great sense of meaning in your life while growing a relationship with your SELF. Michele and Mehrad will guide you on this journey as you mediate daily, chant with resident monks, practice Raja/Hatha yoga, and go on a silent hike. All levels of experience are welcome. Pricing: If paid by April 1st the price is $495 (Early Bird discount), afterwards the price is $550. Pricing includes all meals and shared accommodations. Shared rooms for couples are also available. Transportation is not included. Register online here. Big Island of Hawaii Yoga Adventure Retreat Sept 10-16 Doesn’t meditating and practicing yoga in Hawaii sound like a trip of a lifetime? If it does, this is the retreat for you! From September 10th through September 16th, Master Yoga Teacher Arturo Galvez will be hosting the Big Island Yoga Adventure Retreat where participants will be given the opportunity to unwind from urban living and deepen their yoga and meditation practice, all while experiencing the rural beauty of Hawaii! There will be early morning and afternoon yoga sessions followed by evening discussion and meditation practices, all lead by Master Teacher Arturo. This retreat allows participants to deepen their personal understanding and practices of yoga while still having time to explore Hawaii. The retreat center is 120 acres, making it the perfect place to experience Hawaiian culture, explore local beaches, go on nature tours, swim in pools and hot tubs, along with many other adventures! The beautiful and rugged Big Island includes Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and the dramatic lava cliffs of the Kalani coastal area, which is a great place for close-up views of turtles and dolphins, along with seasonal whale watching. Nearby beaches also offer surf breaks and naturally occurring hot pools. This beautiful, serene place is amazing both for meditation and adventure, making this the retreat of a lifetime. The rustic accommodations are simple, outside-in spaces that offer comfort and tranquility with screened windows to maximize air flow and wonderful views. The meals are fresh local organic and local cuisine that encompasses a variety of styles, serving local topical fruit, vegetables, and freshly caught fish. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are provided as well. Pricing: Early Bird discount is $995 if paid in full by May 30th, while the price after May 30th is $1,150. Pricing includes all meals and shared accommodations; airfare and transportation are not included. Register online here. Can’t afford it all now? Not to worry! There is a payment plan option of a $500 deposit by June 1st, with the balance due August 1st. Continuing education creditsare available for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance for all retreats. For more information contact the coordinator Jennie Olson Six at jolsonsix@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-6304.
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