Winter Break Reduced Facility Hours and Closures
All Recreation and Wellness facilities will be closed from December 25-26 as well as January 1, 2, and 19. During Winter Break, Recreation and Wellness facilities will be open for limited hours on non-university holiday dates. In addition to regularly scheduled closures, the St. Paul Gymnasium will also be closed from January 5-9, 2015 for required facility maintenance (the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center will remain open during these dates). Please view the complete listing of reduced Winter Break facility hours below or on the Facilities page. December 20, 2014 - January 19, 2015 Note: All facilities will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, December 24, and will be closed on December 25-26 and January 1, 2, and 19. The St. Paul Gym will be closed for annual maintenance from January 5-9. Winter Break Facility Hours Monday-Friday 5:45am-8:00pm Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday Noon-5:00pm *From January 5-9, the St. Paul Gym's membership office will remain open for business from 7:00am-4:30pm. The department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Sincerely, Recreation and Wellness Staff
The University Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool and adjacent diving well, both of which are accessed by athletes and recreational swimmers alike. Other aquatic facilities managed by Rec Sports are the St. Paul Gymnasium Pool and the Cooke Hall Pools. These four aquatic facilities serve the entire University of Minnesota community through their high quality events, programming, and open recreational opportunities.
Open Recreation Lap Swim
Open recreation lap swimming is offered daily on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
Learn to Swim
The Learn to Swim program focuses on water safety and fun for all ages. Participants learn a solid foundation of swimming skills and build upon them throughout the program.
Water aerobics offers the essentials of cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and flexibility in a warm water environment. Instructors utilize an assortment of equipment and techniques to accommodate all ability levels. No swimming experience is needed.
Twin Cities Swim Team (TWIN)
TWIN provides a comprehensive competitive swim program from the developmental through Masters swimming levels. TWIN uses the sport of swimming to teach the importance of hard work, dedication, team building, and individual improvement to maximize the potential of each member.