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Athletics and Recreation

There's no excuse to be a couch potato at UCSD, with hundreds of opportunities to get moving through competitive and non-competitive sports — plus recreational activities and classes in over 100 sports facilities on campus.


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UCSD sponsors 23 intercollegiate men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level. The Tritons compete primarily in California Collegiate Athletic Association, widely regarded as the premiere conference for D-II athletics.

UC San Diego has won a total of 29 national championships, 67 regional titles, and more than 75 conference championships.

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Opportunities abound for every student’s interest and ability level. See UC San Diego Recreation for details on:

  • Aquatics — Lap swimming, swim classes, indoor and outdoor pools
  • Intramural Sports — Over 30 different team sports, quarterly tournaments
  • Masters Programs — Swimming, running, or triathlon workouts
  • Mission Bay Aquatic Center — Sailing, windsurfing, rowing classes, plus other ocean sports at Mission Bay
  • Nutrition workshops, demos & counseling — Designed by the FitLife Registered Dietitian; pick from basic nutrition workshop themes or customize your presentation to meet the interests and needs of your group
  • Outback Adventures — Day, weekend, or week-long outings to diverse locations; Wilderness Orientation program for incoming freshmen; challenge course for team-building groups; outdoor equipment rental; indoor climbing center
  • Rec Classes — Over 300 noncredit instructional classes per quarter in aquatics, dance, martial arts, tennis, and more
  • Recreation Clubs — Special interest activity clubs
  • Sports Clubs — Competitive club teams in a variety of sports
  • FitLife — Personal training, massage, and personal wellness group programs including cardio, fitness, pilates, yoga, and Walk UCSD: incentive-based program with online tracking

Sports Facilitiespool

UCSD Sports Facilities works with Athletics, Recreation, student and staff organizations, and the community to maintain and schedule over 100 sports facilities — and to provide support services for special events that improve the quality of life on campus.

On-campus sports facilities include:

  • RIMAC — Recreation IntraMural Athletic Complex
  • 3 gymnasiums (RIMAC, Main Gym, and Rec Gym)
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Track and field complex
  • Tennis/ handball courts
  • Playing fields
  • Conference rooms.