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Campus Recreation Monthly News & Updates
Volume 1  |  Issue 5

Important: The Fox Fitness Center and the Ringe Squash Courts will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 26 in preparation for Penn Relays. Normal hours will resume at 9 AM on Sunday, April 30. 
Pottruck Shutdown Week: May 22-28

The Pottruck Health & Fitness Center will close from May 22 to May 28 for cleaning and maintenance. During this time there will be no programs, open recreation or pool access-the entire facility will shut down. Fox Fitness and the Franklin Field Track will remain open during that week for your fitness needs.

Stroke School: Freestyle
April 30, 10:15 am to 11:45 am
Freestyle is the most used stroke for swimmers today. It's an easy, flowing stroke that can be used for miles. In this class, we will work on making your stroke  and kick more technically sound, allowing you to swim longer distances with a more efficient stroke.

Lifeguard Certification Class: 
April 20-23; Registrations Closes April 14, 2017
May 11-14, Registration Closes May 6, 2017
The Lifeguard Certification Course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, and sudden illnesses/injuries until EMS or other trained responders take over. All participants must be:
  • At least 15 years of age by date of last class session. 
  • Able to pass the pre-course prerequisites which consist of a continuous 300 yard swim (goggles permitted), treading water for 2 minutes using only legs, performing a timed deep water brick retrieval (goggles not permitted).
Les Mills SPRING Launch -  April 10-16, 2017
All Les Mills classes are FREE to members. Join the fun and learn the new workouts and music!  Les Mills classes include: Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Flow, CXWORX, and Grit. Click here to review the schedule. 

Finals Week Schedule -  May 1-13, 2017
Modified schedule FREE to all members. Campus Rec is providing a sweaty escape form your books!   Click here to review the schedule. 

Events all week long! We have brain food, meditation, therapy dogs, Spin in the Atrium, RAD self-defense class, and an EXPO to tie everything together. Our Expo will exhibit wellness partners and vendors throughout campus. Take a study break with Campus Recreation and learn many ways to relieve stress and live happier!

Stop, Think, Secure!

Did you know theft is the  MOST frequently reported crime on University campuses? 

All belongings (excluding your phone and water bottle) must secured in a locker.  We offer day use and locker rental options at Pottruck and Fox Fitness Centers. 

Interested in a rental? Learn more about our mid-year locker sale!
Introducing Squash Lessons at Ringe!

We are pleased to announce the recent hire of Brad Thompson, instructor at the Ringe Squash Courts. Brad played Varsity Squash at Brown University where he was a Captain and played number one on the team. Since graduating,  Brad has been coaching in the Philadelphia area and occasionally competes in tournaments. Brad is currently a masters student at Penn, working towards degrees in Robotics and Computer Information Technology. 

For pricing information and to book a lesson with Brad, please email the Hecht Tennis Center at .

Wilson and Penn to Team Up for 2017 Summer Tennis Camps!

By joining forces with Wilson, this summer's  Penn Tennis Camp promises to be the best to date! 

Long regarded as one of the most popular tennis camps in the nation, the Penn Camp, in partnership with Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps, will host 9 weeks of camp this summer at the  Hecht & Hamlin Tennis Centers.

Full Day and Half Day options are available for boys and girls ages 3-18 of all skill levels.  Click  here  for more information!
Staff Spotlight: David Leach 
Dave is Senior Associate Athletic Director of Recreation & Wellness and has been with the Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics for just over 4 weeks. Welcome Dave! 
Favorite Quote: 
"There is nothing so stable as change."
-Bob Dylan

How do you define success?
Success is achievement through hard work and taking the time to do things the right way.

What part of working in campus recreation has helped shape your life/career?
I've made lifelong friendships through participation in campus recreation.

People would be surprised to know about me: 
I used to have a full head of hair, parted down the middle, with "wings".

  Learn More about Dave Leach
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