By Derek Woellner —

University Recreation will be running a new swimming program that offers a prize incentive.

The program, Swim to Spring Break, will begin when we return from winter break and run for seven weeks up to spring break. It is free to join and will offer options for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Swimmers will have their laps tracked and once they “reach their spring break destination,” will receive their prize.

There will be no deadline for registering and faculty, staff, students and anyone with a Urec community membership will be able to participate.

“What we are hoping to accomplish with this program is [to] provide a sort of customer loyalty program for those of our members who have been using our services regularly, but also to introduce the pool to those who do not use it,” said Mackenzie Hunter, Urec’s Fitness & Aquatics coordinator. The prize incentive is available for loyal pool users and newcomers alike.

And what is the legendary prize incentive that we’ve heard so much about? What else but a sweet Urec swim cap!

“Adding more programming with the pool has been a goal,” Hunter said. In the past couple of years, Urec has implemented a battleship intramural league, added battleship in the Res Hall Week Challenge and reintroduced aqua aerobics. Swim to Spring Break is the latest result of that goal.

The pool is located on the second floor of the Sports & Fitness Center, accessible through the locker rooms.

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