Author: Paula Olson

Fall 2021 Huskies Swim Clinic

Come make a splash this fall with Huskies Swim Clinic at the SDC Pool!

Huskies Swim Clinic (ages 6-17 years) provides additional attention and competitive guidance to proficient swimmers who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels. Participants must be able to swim unassisted for at least 25 yards, tread water for at least 1 minute, and have swimming knowledge and ability equivalent to Level 6 of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program or higher.

Class meets Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:20 pm at the SDC Pool.
Session cost: $75 (discount available for SDC members!)

Session 1: September 18 – October 23 (registration closes September 11, 11:59pm)
Session 2: October 30 – December 11 (registration closes October 23, 11:59pm, no class November 27)

A parent or legal guardian is required to sign waiver of liability and concussion awareness forms for all youth classes. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited.

Fall 2021 Adult Huskies Swim Training

Adult Huskies Swim Training provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels in a group setting. Each session is programmed with a warm-up and variations of a workout for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmer. Participants will be provided coaching and guidance to meet their individual swimming goals!

Open to ages 18+.

Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-6:20pm
SDC Pool

Three sessions for Fall 2021:

  • Session 1: September 14 – October 7 (registration closes September 10, 11:59pm)
  • Session 2: October 12 – November 4 (registration closes October 8, 11:59pm)
  • Session 3: November 9 – December 9 (registration closes November 5, 11:59pm, no class November 23, 25)

Cost $100/session (discount for SDC members)

Fall Little Huskies Basketball League Registration now open

Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball is excited to offer two fall Little Huskies basketball leagues, and registration is now open.

For boys grades 3-6, the camp will take place October 11-14 with registration closing on October 7. Players will leave with fundamental basketball skills like ball-handling, shooting, team play, and defensive play. The camp is Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in the SDC Multipurpose Gym. Cost is $50/person and $25/sibling. For more information or to register, visit Boys Basketball League.

For girls grades 2-5, camp is scheduled from September 11-October 2 on Saturdays 9-11 a.m. in the SDC Multipurpose Gym. Youngsters from all local school districts and skill levels are encouraged to participate and the cost is $50/person and $25/sibling. For more information or to register visit Girls Basketball League.

Both camps will provide an excellent opportunity to play basketball and learn from current Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball players, who will be coaches in the league.

Fall 2021 Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons are now being offered for ages 17 and up who are looking to improve their tennis games with a beginner class for those with little to no experience and an intermediate class for those more advanced! Each class will include technique and games to learn and develop skills that will improve players’ workouts and match play. Class size is limited. Drop-ins welcome subject to class capacity. Lesson participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but Gates can provide equipment to those who don’t have their own.

Session 1: August 30 – September 30, 2021
Registration closes August 29, 11:59pm. No class September 6.

Session 2: October 4 – November 4
Registration closes October 3, 11:59pm.

Session 3: November 8 – December 16
Registration closes November 7, 11:59pm. No class November 22, 23, 25.

Class options:
Instructor approval only – Mondays, 6-7:30pm
Intermediate – Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Beginner/Learn to Play – Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Monday only, 4-week session: $90
Tuesday only, 5-week session: $75
Thursday only, 5-week session: $75
Drop-in rate Tuesday & Thursday: $20/class
Drop-in rate Monday: $30/class
Drop-in rates are only available if the class has not reached capacity. Give the instructor 24 hours’ notice before the class time if you want to drop in.

Private lessons are also available.

Registration is open for Volleyball Little Huskies

Little Huskies Volleyball Club
Little Huskies Volleyball Club

Registration is now open for the Michigan Tech Little Huskies Volleyball Club. Coached by the Michigan Tech coaches and student-athletes, the club will feature a series of opportunities to learn and experience collegiate level volleyball right here in the U.P.

The club is open to all boys and girls interested in volleyball. Participants will receive free admission to all home matches with their club T-shirt and can sit in a special cheering section. Members will also participate in post-match clinics and autograph sessions with the 2021 Michigan Tech volleyball Huskies.

Register at the SDC Central Ticket Office, by phone at 906-487-2073 or online at You can also call the Michigan Tech volleyball office at 906-487-2595 for more information.

SDC, Gates Tennis Center, Tech Trails adjust facility guidelines

In keeping with recently updated university guidelines, the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC) and Gates Tennis Center are adjusting facility guidelines. Michigan Tech announced a move to Health and Safety Level Two effective Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.

At Health and Safety Level Two:

  • Face-to-face instruction.
  • Face coverings are required indoors* for vaccinated and unvaccinated, consistent with CDC recommendations.
  • Follow recommendations from your healthcare provider or the Health Department for testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus falls under normal operations.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are open.
  • Group gathering sizes are consistent with current State rules.
  • Visitors are permitted.

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please reference and adhere to all posted signage for specific arenas inside the Student Development Complex. 

We encourage all patrons to please continue frequent handwashing (especially before and after meals), hand sanitization, and receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

The SDC is open to Michigan Tech students, members, and action pass holders. General membership sales resumed on July 1, but day passes and action passes are not being sold at this time. Details regarding membership rates, open recreation schedules, facility rules, and requirements for entry can be found at Fall semester building hours begin August 30 and go through December 16, with reduced hours during Thanksgiving break.

A variety of recreation programs and events will be open to the community and offered throughout the Fall semester. Schedules and registration details are continually being updated at Options include, but are not limited to, Aquatics, HuskiesFit Group Fitness Classes, Sports Clinics and Lessons, the Outdoor Adventure Program, and the Shooting Range. 

Building hours will be in place through December 16. Please view each facility page for its open recreation schedule, rules, and requirements for entry: Fitness Center, Pool, Multipurpose Room/Track/Racquetball Courts, Climbing Wall, Gates Tennis Center, and the OAP Rental Center

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course August 27-29

Earn your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification in this 3-day intensive training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. The certification includes Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by the first date of the course (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes, and complete a timed event in which participants retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim 20 yards with the object. Online training prerequisites must be completed by the first day of classroom instruction. The instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions.

  • Friday, August 27, 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, August 28, 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, August 29, 8:00am-5:00pm

Class size is limited. Registration is now open, closes August 20, 11:59pm.

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