The Department of Recreational Sports provides programs, facilities, and services that promote active participation for students allowing them the opportunity to achieve individual potential while having fun, relieving stress, and promoting community and spirit. The Department offers: informal recreation (at the Dedman Center of Lifetime Sports), organized competitions and learning environments (Intramurals and Sport Clubs), structured group/personnel exercise opportunities (Fitness), challenging outdoor experiences promoting community and safety in the natural environment (Outdoor Adventure), spcialized fitness and recreation within the pool (Aquatics), and opportunities to support SMU's athletic events (Spirit Squads).
The Department of Recreational Sports is located in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, which completed a $25 million expansion and renovation in 2006. The Center offers 170,000 square feet of indoor recreational space plus an outdoor social area that includes The Falls (a zero entry pool with 7-foot waterfalls), two sand volleyball courts, and leisure spaces. The Department of Recreational Sports has something to offer for all of the SMU Community.
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