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Recreation Services

Specialty Programs & Workshops

Adult Swim Lessons

Small personalized class for persons of all abilities who want to learn basic swimming skills or who wish to perfect their strokes. This class also offers a good environment for students preparing their swimming skills for a lifeguarding or water safety instructor course.

February 2-25, M/W 6:15pm-7:00pm
(Section 24, Leisure Pool)

April 6-29, T/Th 6:45pm-7:30pm
(Section 25, Leisure Pool)

$40 – UNI Student
$50 – Non UNI Student

Parking is available on the west side of the WRC in the metered lot. Meters are monitored from 7:00am- 9:00pm M-F. Meters are not monitored on weekends. The metered lot may be closed for events hosted in the UNI-DOME. We will try to alert participants of parking lot closings.

Weather Policy
Inclement weather that includes lightning will require the closing of the WRC pools. The pools will close when a storm is in the area. You may choose to call the WRC prior to driving to the building. Please call the main welcome desk at 273-2413 for information concerning lessons and severe weather closures. Unless the University and/or the WRC is closed we will continue paddling panther group swim lessons with dry land training.

Personal Fitness Workshops

Each month UNI Personal Fitness Program Assistant & Personal Trainer Ethan Crawford will host two workshops covering a variety of health and fitness topics for the UNI Community.

Back Safety Workshop - Register Online Now!
Learn about the common causes of back pain and injury, as well as exercises to help combat them.

RAD - Rape Aggressive Defense - 75 min

A 75 minute self-defense program for women taught by UNI Police. Learn simple techniques to ensure personal safety. Every woman should take this course. FEE: $15

Dates Section Room Time
Sept. 10 - Oct. 17 67 WRC 85 8:40pm TTh
Oct. 22 - Dec. 5 67A WRC 85 8:15pm TTh

Register Online NOW!
Get off the couch - Runners/Walkers Club - NEW!

This 8 week online training program will get your feet moving even if you can't run/walk one mile. Class will give you several running or walking programs based on your current fitness level. Coaching will be online and an option to meet for group runs several times. Upon completion, register and complete your first 5k and get a bonus prize. T-shirts for all who complete their personal fitness goals. Running tips, nutrition, weight loss and motivation along the way. Beginners wanted!

Dates Section Cost
Feb 4–Mar 29 (8 weeks) Sec. 75 $40

Intuitive Eating Workshop

This six week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter. Participants
will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, honor hunger and stop eating when satisfied, normalize the relationship with food and practice the principles of intuitive eating.

Dates Room Time
Jan 30–Mar 6
WRC 101
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
All Participants $25
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For more information or to register, contact Joan Thompson, Health Educator at 273-2137.


If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a WRS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


Human Dignity

We believe that all people, regardless of their differences, should treat each other with mutual respect and dignity. Diversity and individual rights will be honored and respected.