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Fall 2015 Learn to Swim

Bowling Green State University offers swim lessons for all people age six months through adult and all skill levels from beginning to advanced swimmers taught by fully certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

Lesson Types

Semi-Private Lessons (by appointment only)
Specialized and intensive swim instruction for 2 to 3 students 3 years of age and up. Learn and improve skills quickly by assembling a group of similar swimming abilities and levels in advance. Aquatics staff does not match up children for this purpose.

Private Lessons (by appointment only)
Private swim lessons are offered to interested parties who cannot fit group lessons into their busy schedules or just prefer one-on-one instruction. Times and dates of lessons are determined between the assigned instructor and participant.

Small Group Lessons
Small Group Lessons have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 6 participants per class. Cancellation occurs if the minimum enrollment is not met. Participants may upgrade at an additional fee to a private or semi-private option.

For schedule and price structure visit website.

Swim Lesson

August and September Intramural Registration

August and September Registration

Looking to compete in friendly, competitive sports? Intramural sports registration is open for enrollment. Individual, dual, and team activities are available. Men’s (M), women’s (W), and co-rec (C) teams are fielded through sorority, fraternity, and independent leagues. Entries accepted for the following sports:

August 27 – September 3:
Cornhole (M,W,C)
Flag Football (M,W)
4-Player Volleyball (C)

September 3 – September 10:
Ultimate Frisbee (M,W,C)
Sand Volleyball (M,W,C)
Golf Singles (M,W)
Tennis Singles (M,W)

If you would like to register for Intramural Sports, visit the website for registration information and instructions on how to register. Payment can be made online via RecTrac or in person at the Perry Field House or Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.

Outdoor Program September Trips

Slippery Elm Biking –
Location: Bowling Green, OH
Date: September 7
$10.00 – BGSU Students
$15.00 – BGSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$20.00 – Community Members

Night Hike –
Location: Toledo Area
Date: September 16
$15.00 – BGSU Students
$20.00 – BGSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$25.00 – Community Members

Red River Gorge Climbing –
Location: Slade, KY
Date: September 18-20
$75 – BGSU Student
$95 – BGSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$115 – Community Member

Canoe/Kayak –
Location: Toledo Area
Date: September 26
$15.00 – BGSU Student
$20.00 – BGSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$25.00 – Community Member

Moonlit Canoeing –
Location: Maumee River
Date: September 29
$15.00 – BGSU Students
$20.00 – BGSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$25.00 – Community Members

Register in person: Perry Field House
Register online:

Student Employment with RecWell Is More Than Just a Job

Are you looking for a good resume builder but also could use some extra cash in your pocket? If so, working for the Department of Recreation and Wellness may be the right choice for you.

According to the BGSU Career Center, there are more than 4,300 students that work on-campus.  The Department of Recreation and Wellness offers opportunities to students that are looking for a job on campus. RecWell employs between 200 and 300 of these students to work at the Student Recreation Center (SRC), the Ice Arena (IA), Perry Field House (PFH), and Forrest Creason Golf Course.

Working for RecWell can be beneficial for students because there is a chance to grow and advance within the department. Employees are rewarded with Rec Bucks when they go above-and-beyond their call of duty and there is a Student of the Month award given out monthly to the department’s hardest workers.

Student employment jobs are put into a category that signifies their rank within the department. Jobs can range from Level 1 to Level 4. Level 1 positions are the entry level jobs, and the highest positions with the most responsibility are put into Level 4.

If you’re just starting a job with RecWell, Level 1 is where most employees will begin. Some of the jobs included are: PFH Attendant, SRC Floor Attendant, and IA Skate Shop Attendant, among others.

Andrew Clair, an employee at the SRC, has made the most of his time working with RecWell.

“It’s been a great place to work,” explained Clair. “I’ve met a lot of cool people and I really enjoy what I do. I started the job this summer and I’ve already learned so much in my short time here [with RecWell].”

Those who perform exceptionally well on the job can receive a promotion to Level 2, which includes managerial positions throughout all departments within RecWell. Level 3 positions include managers of the SRC and PFH among others. Supervisor positions, the highest position a student employee can hold, are categorized in Level 4.

Each level holds more responsibility than the next and at the same time offers more of a reward.  Not only will holding a higher position within the department teach you more about working in a fast-paced environment, you will also earn more money for your work.

“This [job] will look great on my resume,” said Clair. “It doesn’t hurt to add as much experience you can in any department on campus and I think working at the Recreation Center will only help me in the future when I start my career. For students who have no work experience, I recommend trying to find a job with RecWell.”

If a practicum, internship, or graduate assistantship is what you need, RecWell offers excellent opportunities as well.

For more information, check out the Employment Opportunities page on the RecWell website.

Healthy U Weight Loss Program

Gain the foundation for lifelong health.
Being healthy is more than a number on the scale; it is about eating well, being active and having the energy to enjoy the life you want and deserve! Ready to make a shift in your lifestyle, but don’t know where to start?

Gain support for change.
Join the new Healthy U program, a group program for healthy living and weight management.

Healthy U begins August 25 and includes:

  • Pre and post-testing: weight, body composition, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides, dietary intake and occupational stress levels
  • 30-minute educational group sessions held once every two weeks. Variety of session times available: early morning, mid-day and evening!
  • Optional one-on-one dietary counseling and fitness coaching sessions
  • Guidance and support to make long-lasting lifestyle changes

Plus, receive the opportunity to participate in a weight loss research study.  The study is in conjunction with the program, but is optional and voluntary.

Available to BGSU faculty and staff, as well as spouse/same-sex domestic partner.

Cost: $50/semester (16-week program).

Gain accountability!
Attend 5 of the 7 programmed meetings, and receive a $20 refund. The other $30 pays for pre-and post-testing expenses.
Register online at (use or at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.  Registration deadline is August 19.

Is Healthy U right for you?
Find out by attending a free “Are you Ready?” informational session. View available dates and times at

For More Information:
Dr. Robin Tucker-Falconer
Asst. Professor
Public & Allied Health

Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy
Asst. Professor
Public & Allied Health

Program is supported and administered by the Department of Public and Allied Health, Food and Nutrition Program, WellAware, and Department of Recreation and Wellness.