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Recreational Sports and Wellness
The Recreational Sports and Wellness Office is located in the University Center and oversees five programs: Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, and Mercer Outdoors. Each of these programs gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.
Mercer Aquatics manages the use of the two pools on the Macon campus. The University Center Pool is located on the lower level of the Fitness Center and is open for lap swims and group aquatic exercise.
Plunkett Pool, located behind Plunkett Hall, is open to the Mercer community for recreational use. Students, faculty, and staff members can use the pool for themselves and their families by presenting a valid Bear Card. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter the pool area without an adult and must be supervised at all times. Plunkett Pool is a seasonal facility and is open from April to September.
Sport Clubs offer unique opportunities to participate in recreational activities. These clubs are separate from the intramural programs offered at Mercer and are competitive and/or recreational in nature. Several of the clubs' activities are not offered through Mercer's regular recreational programming, so they give the Mercer community a unique opportunity to participate in and learn something new.
The Fitness/Wellness Program promotes health and wellness throughout the campus community by providing services, resources, and opportunities to actively engage students in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Activities offered include: a variety of group fitness classes; health promotion and educational programs on current health topics and trends; fitness incentive programs; and individual wellness counseling.
Intramural Sports provides a comprehensive and diverse program of competitive and recreational activities. The program reflects the needs and interest of currently enrolled students, faculty and staff members. More than 20 activities are offered featuring team sports, individual/dual sports, meets and special events.
Outdoor Adventures is committed to providing excellent travel opportunities that challenge self-perceived limits, are fun, and that build a strong appreciation for the natural environment. Small group wilderness experiences have a unique impact on the lives of our participants.
Employment opportunities – Recreational Sports and Wellness hires over 100 students per year for positions as lifeguards, group exercise instructors, intramural officials, scorekeepers, and trip leaders. The benefits of working for Recreational Sports include flexible hours, a great atmosphere, leadership opportunities, the convenience of having a job on campus, and extra income.
For more information on Mercer Recreational Sports and Wellness, call 478-301-2404 or visit