Festivus for the Restivus

UCSD Masters Swimming hosts this ‘interestingly strange’ holiday swim challenge and pancake breakfast. This event includes 1 minute for everyone to air their grievances in life (it’s not as easy as it looks)…a swim ‘feat of strength’ (challenges with an aquatic interest)…and FESTIVUS miracles (great things that happen without warning), spread throughout a swim workout the first Saturday in December at the Canyonview Aquatics Center. Great fun with great friends. C’mon in and swim something totally different…and have some of the best ‘cakes in town!

Meet the Beach

A giant beach party for freshmen and transfer students at the end of Welcome Week! Count on a fun day in the sun, sand, and surf, featuring: free surf lessons, kayak paddling, pier tours, the world famous surfing dogs, tide pool tours, beach games, dj music, free lunch, lots of giveaways including beach towels to the first 3,000.

Meet the Beach Event Facebook Page

Saturday, September 24, 2016
11am–4pm at Scripps Pier

Rec Sampler and Martial Arts Demo

Free sample classes include aerial skills, gymnastics, handstand workshops, hip-hop, and more! Also martial arts demonstration of the various types of classes offered; ask instructors questions.

This event happens around week one of Fall Quarter in the Rec Gym and Main Gym.

Scrum by the Sea

This is the annual UCSD Women’s Rugby tournament and the first large tournament for Sports Clubs of the year. This usually brings around 17 visiting women’s rugby teams to UCSD.

This event happens around the first weekend in November.

Sickie's Swim

This swim is sponsored by the Director/Head Coach Sickie each year, and happens around November 21st. Basically it’s a set of increasing number of repeat distance swims each year, swimming a yard a Canyonview Pool (yes, it can be done). It’s not for a beginner…but if you survive, there’s always a good breakfast feast afterwards to help with your recovery.

This event happens around November 21st at Canyonview Pool.

SoCal Warmup/Kendra Fallon Memorial Tournament

This tournament brings teams from the California area to UCSD for both the Men’s and the Women’s Ultimate Disc programs. It’s an opportunity for all clubs to get some friendly competition in before their seasons start.

This event happens around the third weekend in November.

The Recreation Pool Party

The Pool Party is a FREE event for students! Come catch some rays before summer comes to an end! Check out some of our scheduled fun for this years event: Hamster Ball, Shallow Water Basketball, Diving Boards, Sharks and Minnows, Log Rolling, Rock Climbing, LIVE Steel Drums and much more!

The Pool Party Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
12–3pm at Canyonview Pool

Yoga for Lauren

Yoga for Lauren is a fundraising event to support Lauren, a long time UCSD Recreation Yoga teacher.
About Lauren: Lauren has been sharing the gift of yoga here at UC San Diego FitLife Recreation and around San Diego as both a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and now needs our help and support. Donations will go towards her medical and living expenses.
$20 – Students
$30 – Community

Saturday, October 1, 2016
12–4pm at RIMAC


Dance by the Shores

This is a ballroom dance competition put on by the UCSD Dancesport team. It involves partner dance competitions of all skill level as well as a team competition component. It finishes with a guest performance of one of the world’s most talented ballroom dance duos.

This event happens around the first Saturday in March.


Join us for a day of FREE Fitness and Yoga classes, food trucks, Live DJ, chair massages, ‘Ask the Dietitian’ and chances to win amazing prizes! Come for one or stay for all! Try out as many classes as you want during the 3.5 hours to see what you like! Full schedule of classes to come.

Thursday Januray 12, 2017 from 3:30-7:00pm at RIMAC

FitFest 2017 Event Details

One Hour Swim for distance

The one hour swim for distance always happens on the last Wednesday of January at all of the UCSD Masters Swimming workouts. It’s a great challenge to have at the beginning of the year, to get people motivated to start training after the long holiday season. Ya’ just have to know how to count!

This event happens around the last Wednesday in January at Canyonview Pool.

Sports Clubs Dodgeball Tournament

This is a Sports Club event to create community among the captains as they battle it out for the title of Dodgeball Champion. It’s also an opportunity to give back to the community with either a toy or clothing drive.

This event happens around the last Friday before Winter Break.

The PRESIDENT’S DAY challenge

This swim event happens on President’s Day every year in the UCSD Masters Swimming program. Swimmers are encouraged to swim all 4 workouts in one day and in return will earn a can of ‘PORK ‘N BEANS’ and a certificate worth framing. A great conversation starter in group settings!

This event happens on President’s Day.

Ultimate President’s Day Invite

This is one of the largest tournaments for Sports Clubs; there are around 32 teams that come to participate from all over the United States.

This event happens around the second weekend in February.

Winter Rec Fair

Have fun and de-stress before finals. Free sample classes include aerial skills, gymnastics, handstand workshops, hip-hop, and more!

This event happens around the last week of Winter Quarter in the Main Gym.


A big Zumba dance party to raise awareness of heart health. FREE for students & Rec Card holders. Give-aways and raffle.

This event happens around the first or second Friday in February at Main Gym.


Boulderdash Bouldering Competition

Open to everyone, this climbing competition brings climbers of all abilities in to cheer each other on and test themselves on new routines set for the competition.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 6-10pm at the Outback Climbing Center at Canyonview.

Find out more about Boulderdash Bouldering Competition >

Golf Scramble

Intramural’s annual gold tournament. Two person scramble format, course/fees and date TBD

This event happens around early in Spring Quarter.

Masters Memorial Day Memory Swim

This yearly event, sponsored by the UCSD Masters Sports program, gathers at the La Jolla Cove on Memorial Day to remember the athletes in the program who have passed away.  The group gathers on the grass above the cove to hear a short story about each athlete. After this tribute, swimmers move to the beach, followed by a 1 mile ocean swim to the Eco Buoy, where a circle is made a a rousing cheer is shared by all of the swimmers. Every is welcome.

May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day), 7:30am at La Jolla Shores

Moon God Full Moon 5K Run

Race underneath the stars and see all our famous UCSD landmarks glow under the light of the full moon!

Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

Find out more about Moon God Full Moon 5K Run >

Sports Clubs Banquet

This is the Sports Clubs program final hurrah. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge and thank many of the talented athletes, teams, and leaders our program has to offer.

This event happens around the last Friday of May.

Terry's Two Day Tri

Here’s a great opportunity to join the UCSD Masters Triathlon program and the UCSD Tri Club in a campus 2.4 mile swim followed by a nice (112 mile) bike ride, the day before the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, making this the perfect Ironman event, spread over two days. It’s good way to do the longer race, with a good night’s sleep in between.

This event happens around the Saturday before the Rock n Roll Marathon (June 4) at Canyonview Pool.

UCSD Club Soccer invitational

This is our annual club soccer tournament which brings anywhere from 20-24 visiting club soccer teams to sunny San Diego. It’s the only annual field spring tournament we have.

This event happens around the second week in April.



The Odyssey Ropes Course, located in the eucalyptus forest near the track, offers the chance to problem solve and overcome obstacles as a team — 40 feet above the ground. You might also discover new capabilities within yourself. Come see the Odyssey Ropes Course and experience the Zipline!

Please RSVP at Leaps of Faith RSVP

July 20, 2016 from 11am–2pm at The Challenge Course

Midnite Madness

If you’re looking for something different in the pool, the UCSD Masters Swim program hosts this event from 10:30pm to midnite. Basically this is a 2-person team swim competition where the teams go head-to-head for titles in various ‘aquatic events’ (no normal swimming here…read water basketball, beach raft horse races, etc), untill midnight.  The finals are followed by Sickie’s Smoothies in the jacuzzi, where the trophies are awarded to the top teams.  This is one for the record book for sure!

August 20th, 10:00pm–midnight at Canyonview Pool.

SOS Summer Ocean Swim

Sickie, the UCSD Masters Director/Head Coach, hosts this great ocean swim that is scheduled the last Saturday in July. This year we’ll be meeting at La Jolla Shores at 7:00am and swimming to the La Jolla Cove, then a quick right turn to Scripps Pier and back to the Shores, with a total of 3 miles of swimming. It’s also a nice tour of the La Jolla Shores coastline, for those who aren’t in any hurry. Come and enjoy the beautiful Pacific with your friends!

This event happens around the last Saturday in July at La Jolla Shores.