Department of Recreation
Recreation Department: Aquatics, Sports & Fitness
Room: MB42 Tel: (718) 482-5044
As a part of LaGuardia Community College’s Division of Student Affairs, the Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports and fitness activities for the entire College population, throughout the day, evening, and on weekends. The facility includes a multi- purpose Sports Gymnasium, Fitness Center, a six-lane, regulation- size swimming pool and a Movement Studio. We are health and fitness educators, promoting the benefits of physical activity, with a focus on the average athlete/participant.
Intramurals & Open Gym Sports
We provide a competitive intramural sports experience in such sports as basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. We utilize a “Captain” System for our team sports, where individual students can develop their leadership skills.
In addition to organized intramural events, students can request equipment to play handball, basketball, and table tennis at any time during operating hours, while designated hours are set aside for open volleyball and soccer play each semester.
5 on-5 Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Volleyball
The Fitness Center is equipped with Cybex, Flex, and Universal machines, Free Weights, treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, and elliptical cross-trainers.
Zumba is a fitness class that involves dance and aerobic movements performed to up-tempo music. The choreography incorporates hip- hop, Latin and Caribbean dance movements.
Enjoy our 25-yard, six-lane indoor swimming pool seven days a week, year round. Staffed by certified aquatic specialists and qualified instructors, we offer swimming classes for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.
Swim on your own during lap swim and open swim times, or take advantage of one of our classes to improve your swimming stroke and increase your stamina. Whatever your goal, you'll leave relaxed and refreshed.
Community Age Group Swim Team
Our age group swim team (5-16 years), the Twisters, is a metropolitan area swimming powerhouse. The team practices 6- days per week and many of our swim program graduates go on to compete in area competitions. We regularly send swimmers to junior Olympic swim meets and have even sent one swimmer to the Olympic trials. With over 140 swim team members, children and teenagers build friendships as well as a physical and mental discipline that serves them for their entire lives.
Basketball Skills Academy
LaGuardia’s Basketball Skills Academy gives players ages 8-15 the opportunity to learn the concepts and fundamentals of basketball and develop their overall game. Our academy focuses more on new players and developmental drills as opposed to advanced practice.
Recreation Office (718) 482-5044
Gymnasium (718) 482-5043
Fitness Center (718) 482-5963
Swimming Pool(718) 482-5038