Closure Notice

The University has a great responsibility to its students, faculty and staff when considering the return to full operations. We are ready and eager to provide the UVA community with fitness and recreational opportunities once the University is able to return to comprehensive operations safely and effectively. We are privileged to support this University and we believe in its greater mission. We're all in this together! If you have questions, please reach out to covidinformation@virginia.edu.

When we initially open, we will start with the fitness area at the AFC and the pool at NGRC. The hours and experience will be modified to ensure safety for students, members and staff. We will announce opening details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please try some virtual programs.

Class of 2024! Get oriented to on-Grounds recreation opportunities.

Develop Your Skills at UVA

Develop Your Skills

Out passionate instructors are ready to help you build on what you know. Master a new skill this year.

Develop Skills

If you are a part of the UVA community, you feel its vibrant energy for learning. Acquiring new skills and knowledge is a cornerstone of UVA and recreation is no different. Embrace that energy and improve your abilities. Take up tennis, or kayaking, or any one of the many programs offered to enrich your life.

Fitness Instruction

With the proper instruction, your workouts are more productive and your chance of injury are greatly reduced. You'll never regret learning how the right way. 

Explore our Fitness Instructional classes

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Swim Instruction

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced swimmer or wanting to get certified for SCUBA diving, IM-Rec Sports has a lesson that's right for you. 

Take a look at our swim lessons

Racquet Sports Instruction

Pick up the racquet and take a swing. We offer a full range of tennis instruction on the national champion Hoo's home courts. We also offer table tennis instruction.

Find the right class for you

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Outdoor Adventure

From climbing to kayaking, our outdoor instruction help you enjoy Virginia's natural beauty. You can learn wilderness first aid with us and connect with a community as passionate about the outdoors as you are.

Explore our outdoor instructional classes