News and Events
Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Courses
As warm weather and summer approaches, more of our thoughts turn to fun at local pools. As such, lifeguards and swimming instructors are always needed. Campus Recreation Aquatics will offer classes to help those interested prepare for this employment opportunity.
For those interested in assisting others in learning how to swim, A Water Safety Instructor Course will be held over the course of three Sundays in April (April 12, 19 & 26), 12-6 p.m. each day. This is a blended learning class, with sessions both online and in the water. Participants must be 16 years old by the end of the course and be able to successfully pass the pre-course skills test. The cost of the course is $170 for MTSU students; $185 for MTSU staff and $190 for guests.
For those interested in lifeguarding, Campus Rec will hold American Red Cross Lifeguard Training courses on May 11, 13, 15 and 16. The ARC course allows all interested persons over the age of 15 to enroll, train and become a certified lifeguard. This is also a blended learning course; cost is $165 for MTSU students; $175 for staff and $185 for guests.
Enrollment is open to MTSU students and staff as well as the public and is required with both MT Campus Rec and the American Red Cross to participate.
For all requirements and information on various course types visit, http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/aquatics/skill-classes.php and http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/lifeguarding
Brandon Johnson Golf Tournament
The fifth annual Brandon Johnson Scholarship Golf Fundraising Event will be held Monday, May 11 at Stones River Country Club beginning at 1 p.m.
Tournament registration fees are set at $150 for an individual golfer, $400 for a student/faculty team and $600 for a community team. Registration fees cover team or individual registration, lunch, awards reception, gift bag and complimentary range balls. Donations are also accepted from those not wishing to participate.
The tournament also seeks sponsors from the community with varying levels of contribution and benefits from the event. Contributions under $250 are welcome as well.
For more information contact Tournament Director David Tippett at email@example.com or call 615-898-2104.
All registration and sponsorship forms as well as more information on the scholarship are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/intramural/golf_tournament.php
Youth Sports Camp
The MTSU Youth Sport Camp is set to return to the fields and facilities of MT Campus Recreation in Summer 2015. The camp operates in eight, one-week session spanning June 1 to July 31 and is open to children ages 7-13.
The camp aims to develop the principles of good sportsmanship, the value of regular exercise and teamwork through a variety of sport, leisure and fitness activities. Goals of the camp include instructing participants to beginner and intermediate skill levels in a variety of sports, encourage a healthy lifestyle and develop good character and sportsmanship in a fun manner.
Sessions run one week per camp from June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24 and July 27-31. Sessions begin promptly at 8 AM and conclude daily at 4 PM.
Camp counselors are knowledgeable MTSU students and staff members who have been background checked for safety and are First Aid, CPR and AED certified.
The camp includes varying sports and activities so campers are encouraged to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and active wear. A swimsuit and towel are required each day. Campers are strongly encouraged to bring water and snacks each day and lunch is provided by MTSU Dining Services.
Camp tuition is $165 per camper and includes lunch each day or a drop-in fee of $40 per day is accepted. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. Registration deadline for all camps is the Monday the camp begins or before to the MTSU Campus Recreation office, which is open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
All necessary forms are accessible at www.mtsu.edu/camprec/camps/index.php and may be delivered with payment by hand or mailed to:
Youth Sports Camp
Middle Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 556
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
The summer months are approaching with warmer weather in Middle Tennessee and the ability of residents to swim at local pools. Campus Recreation Aquatics will offers swim lessons throughout the summer so that children can safely play and swim in the water.
American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes for ages from 6-months to adults are offered in two-week sessions. The next session begins on May 11 and conclude May 22. Beginning with the May sessions, two sets of sessions are offered daily. Morning classes begin at 9 a.m. and extend through 11 a.m. Afternoon classes have with start times beginning at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Parent-Child classes are priced at $30 for students, $45 for MTSU employees and $55 for all others. Fifty minute swim lessons are priced at $60 for students, $75 for MTSU employees and $85 for all others. Private, 30-minute lessons are also available.
For more information on class times, skill levels and descriptions visit, http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/aquatics/lessons.php.
The Fijian Experience: MTSU Returns to Fiji
An Education Abroad trip in college is often the chance of a lifetime but what does that actually mean?
For the 21 participants who went on the Summer 2014 trip to Fiji, it meant a non-stop, action packed itinerary in one of the world’s remote countries. The Fijian Experience is completely hands-on.
Another aspect of Fiji that MTSU’s students were able to experience were excursions at sea—or under it to be precise. Every attendee on the trip spent five mornings exploring the coral reef and diving among wrecked fishing boats. The students saw angel fish, lionfish, sea stars, sea fans and an entire myriad of wildlife and coral below the surface.
This year’s trip is May 28 – June 7. Space is limited and trip is already about half full. A deposit is required to reserve a spot and those who made the commitment are already applying for MTSU’s Education Abroad scholarships. It’s shaping up to be another amazing program for MTSU’s Education Abroad!
Fiji Trip Pictures Featured Below: