We have two swimming pools that are available for use, a 25 yard by 50 meter competition pool, and the Recreation Pool, which is complete with a water-volleyball net and two basketball goals, and has a maximum depth of 4 feet. The Recreation Pool closes for part of the winter, but the Competition Pool is open year round. We also have diving boards on our competition pool, and they are available for use at designated times.
We offer fitness activities on a yearly basis to keep you moving. Click on fitness to view the schedule of S.W.E.A.T. and Mind&Body classes, research our Personal Training program, or check out our specialty programs.
Club sports are special interest groups organized to engage in and promote interest in a recreational physical activity.
The Intramural Sports program offers a wide variety of individual, dual, and team sports to all students, faculty, and staff at Rice University.
The mission of ROPE is to provide physical, mental, educational, and social growth to the Rice University community by using outdoor education techniques in a natural, safe, and enjoyable environment.
The goal of the Rice Recreation Wellness Program is to help members of the campus community lead vibrant, healthy and balanced lives. We currently offer programs and workshops in the areas of mindfulness, stress reduction and nutritional health.
Since the university was founded in 1912, the Lifetime Physical Activity Program has worked to create a multi-faceted learning experience that promotes the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity. It is the mission of the Lifetime Physical Activity Program to teach both the theoretical and practical components of a variety of exercise/performance activities such that they will bring enjoyment and demonstrate the importance of maintaining health and wellness throughout the course of a lifetime.
The aim of the Rice University Summer Youth Activity Program is to introduce children (aged 6 to 11) to a variety of sport and recreational activities in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Our staff of instructors and counselors consists of students from Rice and other area universities, as well as professionals trained in education and recreation.