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Mr. Chuck White, Director Koret Health and Recreation Center (415) 422-6811 Hours of Operation and Information Line: (415) 422-6821 E-mail: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (pool closes at 9:00 p.m.); Saturday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (pool closes at 6:00 p.m.); holiday hours may vary The University of San Francisco’s Department of Recreational Sports offers a full range of recreational opportunities to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. The department is responsible for the operation of the Koret Health and Recreation Center, which features an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool; weight training, aerobic, and martial arts rooms; Cardiovascular Alley with fitness machines; one racquetball court; four multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; lounges; and locker rooms. Outdoor tennis courts are also available. Open Recreation: The Koret Center is available for drop-in recreation seven days a week, with the exception of holidays. General court set-up and room availability may vary according to demand. Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventures: The Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventures programs offer the University community the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and outdoor recreational events. The Intramural program conducts sports leagues, tournaments, and clinics. Leagues – such as men’s and women’s basketball, co-rec volleyball, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, co-rec softball, and other sports – are available on a seasonal basis. The Outdoor Adventures program offers seasonal sports adventures, weekend trips, and social activities, including sailing on the San Francisco Bay, snow skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, white-water rafting, kayaking, and activities to Northern California tourist destinations, such as Alcatraz and Muir Woods. For more information, please call Intramurals/Outdoor Adventures at (415) 422-2942. Club Sports: The Club Sports program is designed to serve interests in competitive, recreational, or instructional sports. Based upon demand, the Club Sports program assists student groups who voluntarily organize for the purpose of furthering their common interests in an activity through participation and competition. Club sports such as boxing, rifle, golf, rugby, and martial arts are sponsored throughout the year. Those interested in Club Sports should contact the Club Sports Coordinator at (415) 422-2942. Aquatics: In addition to lanes for lap swimming, the Olympic-sized indoor pool hosts many different programs throughout the year, with classes available for all ages and skill levels. Check out the popular water aerobic classes (both deep and shallow), enroll in adult swim lessons (both private and group), or improve your swimming with one of the technique classes. For the advanced swimmer, Koret offers a Master’s Swim Club. For the younger set, the Koret Center offers swim lessons, parent-tot classes, and youth swim teams. The pool also has a 1-meter diving board, open on a restricted basis. For more information, please call the Aquatics Director at (415) 422-6247. Fitness/Wellness: Two weight rooms offer Iron Grip, Tri Bar and Ivanko free weights; LifeFitness, FreeMotion and Cybex selectorized machines; and Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment. Free weight room orientations are offered by appointment. Cardio Alley features Precor elliptical trainers; LifeFitness, Woodway and StarTrac treadmills; Stairmaster steppers and Step Mill; Concept 2 Rowing machines; LifeFitness recumbent and upright bikes; and much more. Fitness/Wellness programs include Personal Training, Massage, Self Defense, CPR, AED, First Aid and wellness workshops. The weekly group exercise schedule includes Spinning, Cardio Kick, Yoga, BodySculpting, Pilates Mat, Zumba, Bellydancing, Joint Mobility, Abs & Glutes, Arms & Abs, PiYo, Indoor Rowing, Boxing Boot Camp, as well as Deep and Shallow Water Aerobics. All group exercise classes are included with Koret entry.

Student Employment: The department employs over 300 students throughout the year. If you are looking for employment, contact the front desk for an application. We employ front desk, equipment desk, weight room, and cardiovascular alley attendants, and building supervisors. Qualified students who are certified in aerobics, life guarding, and/or personal training are encouraged to apply. Koret Access: Current students taking classes on campus in a degree program have access to Koret. All students not enrolled in summer sessions are charged a separate fee for usage. Students enrolled in IEP, ESL, and Fromm programs must pay a fee to use the Koret Center. Note: All students are required to sign a waiver prior to using the Koret Health and Recreation Center and before participating in any recreational programs sponsored by the Department of Recreational Sports.