Category: Recreation News

Fall Aquatics Programs Session 2

Registration for Fall Session 2 Youth Aquatics Programs opens on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 a.m. EST!

Registration for Fall Sessions 2 and 3 Adult Aquatics Programs are open now!

Questions? Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at or call (906) 487-2995.

Indoor Range Bullseye Shooting League

Michigan Tech Indoor Range Bullseye Shooting League allows for a great time shooting with friends and family with just a little competition mixed in. Ten sessions will be held on Sundays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Rules are simple, and you can practice during the range posted Public times. All scoring targets will be shot in one continuous string of fire. You may shoot as an individual, with a 2-man team, or both. Open to MTU students and the general public.

Sundays, 3-5pm

September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 29, November 5, 12, December 3, 10

SDC Shooting Range

Special Requirements

  • Minimum age 10 years old. Adult supervision is required for all range users under the age of 18.
  • You may use any handgun you want with any sighting system.
  • All shooting will start from low ready. NO DRAWING FROM A HOLSTER.
  • Shooters may choose to shoot one or two-handed.
  • Eye and ear protection


MTU Students – Free

General Public  – Included in the $140 Fall 2023 Semester Range PassNot a separate program registration.

(1) To sign up as an individual or your 2-Man Team, contact Jeff Stroud at

(2) Payment for the semester range pass can be made online or at SDC Ticket Office. Pick up the semester pass from the Ticket Office before going to the Range. The customer is responsible for holding on to the pass for the remainder of the semester.

Registration opens September 7, 2023, at 8:00 am.

Deadline to register for a semester pass AFTER contacting Jeff for a spot: September 24, 11:59 pm

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PADI Open Water SCUBA Course October 13-15

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13 at 8 a.m.!

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, October 13 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, October 14 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, October 15 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, or Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees and training materials). The deadline to register is September 28, 11:59pm.

Fall MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Courses

Earn your MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) through this one-day course brought to you by Michigan Tech Recreation, the SDC Shooting Range, and 906 Tactical. This is the course you must take to get your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to carry a loaded weapon safely in open spaces. Rental equipment is available for an additional fee. Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience is necessary. Class size is limited.

Four dates to choose from. Registration opens January 18, 8:00am.

  • Saturday, September 223 (registration closes September 20, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, October 14 (registration closes October 11, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, November 11 (registration closes November 8, 11:59pm)


SDC Shooting Range and SDC Classroom 238


  • $150/person (with own equipment )
  • $185/person (with rental equipment 9mm pistol)

Special Requirements

  • Minimum age 20 years old
  • Individuals are responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds).
  • There will be a firearms proficiency test and a written test that students will have to pass to complete the course.
  • Students agree to comply with all commands issued on the range and in the classroom.

Reminder: Register for Fall Session 1 Huskies Aquatics Programs

Registration for Huskies Aquatics Fall Session 1 is currently open. Openings are available in the following programs:

Registration for Adult Session 1 Programs closes Thursday, September 7.

Registration from Youth Session 1 Programs closes Wednesday, September 6.

Sign up today!

Questions? Contact Aquatics Manager Annie Bengry at or 906-487-2995.

Fall 2023 Aquatics Programs

Registration for our Fall aquatics programs opens on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 a.m. EST!

Questions? Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at or (906) 487-2995

Michigan Tech Aquatics
Adult Huskies Swim Training (18 or older)
Adult Huskies Swim Lessons (18 or older)
Huskies Group Swim Lessons Parent & Child Aquatics (ages 6 months - 3 years old)
Huskies Group Swim Lessons Preschool Aquatics (ages 4-5 years old)
Huskies Group Swim Lessons Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 (ages 6-17 years old)
Huskies Swim Clinic (ages 6-17 years old)
Registration opens Wednesday, August 9 at 8 a.m.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course

Register today for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, a three-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 two 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. Class size is limited.

Class Dates: April 14-16


  • Friday, April 14, 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 15, 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, April 16, 8:00am-6:00pm

Registration closes April 6 at 11:59 p.m. Cost is $200 per participant. Discounts are available to those who apply and are accepted to work at the SDC Pool! Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, for more information.

For more information visit Michigan Tech Recreation’s Lifeguard Certification page.

Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance within a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.


Wednesday, April 5, 7:00pm


SDC Pool and Multipurpose Room


Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

No cost to participate, but you must register!

Registration opens: March 16, 2023 at 8:00am EST

Registration closes: March 30, 2023, 11:59pm EST

Spring 2023 Aikido Gleason Sensei Seminar

Experience a rare opportunity to train with world-class Aikido instructor, William Gleason, in the SDC Fitness Studio March 17-19! Gleason Shihan will focus on the internal applications of Aiki to one’s Aikido practice. We encourage all of our Aikido brothers and sisters to join us for the training.


  • Session 1: Friday, March 17, 8:15-10:15pm
  • Session 2: Saturday, March 18, 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Session 3: Saturday, March 18, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Session 4: Sunday, March 19, 12:00-2:30pm
  • Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) – Registration closes March 17, 11:59pm EST.

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old OR adult chaperone and approval from the Seminar Coordinator, Mark Campbell-Olszewski, to participate.  Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.


MTU Students/Aikido Club Members
Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) $125
Individual Session $35

General Public
Full Seminar (all 4 sessions) $150
Individual Session $40


Contact Mark Campbell-Olszewski, Seminar Coordinator, at

Registration Open for Sessions 2 & 3 Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs

Last chance to register for Session 2! Registration closes Friday, February 3, 11:59pm!

Make an active resolution to swim in 2023 with Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs – Adult Huskies Swim Lessons and Adult Huskies Swim Training!

Adult Aquatics Programs

Registration is now open for remaining 2 sessions!

Session 2: February 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, March 2
Registration closes February 3, 11:59 pm.

Session 3: March 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, 30, April 4, 6
Registration closes March 3, 11:59 pm.

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!

Class Day/ Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays / 5:00-5:50pm

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the fundamental four strokes.

Class Day/ Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays / 5:00-5:50pm

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stay active in 2023 with Adult Aquatics Programs!