Inclusive Recreation

Weekly Events Schedule

Week 1: Adaptive Climbing Experience hosted by UWild
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: Crags Climbing Center at IMA Building
During this adaptive climbing experience, UWild Climbing staff will demonstrate adaptive climbing techniques and the use of a variety of adaptive climbing equipment to create and foster a safe and fun learning environment for climbers of all abilities.

For ADA accommodations or questions, please contact Jeremy Cox, UWild Climbing Program Manager at

Price: Free event / Crags day pass ($5) or Crags Quarter Pass required for entry
Week 2: Adaptive Archery Night hosted by Sports Skills
When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Crags Climbing Center at IMA Building
UW Recreation will be hosting an Adaptive Archery Night in which we will provide specialized equipment, tailored techniques and supportive coaching to all participants. No prior archery experience necessary to attend. Price: Free
Week 3: Pool Tour + Aquacise! hosted by Aquatics
When: Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:00 – 10:00 AM for tours (four 15-minute tours); 10:00 – 11:00 AM for Aquacise
Where: Pool at IMA Building (Tours meet in the lobby)
Curious about the brand new IMA pool? Wondering how to use it? Stop by for a tour of the space and the various amenities available, including a rundown of water access points and a brief look at the locker rooms. Then, get your muscles moving to some energetic tunes in our group Aquacise class – a great workout for everyone! Price: Tour: Free (enjoy a swim after); Aquacise: $8.5
Week 4: Sitting Volleyball Tournament hosted by Intramurals
When: Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Gym D at IMA Building
Intramurals will host have a new adaptive Intramurals Offering – Sitting Volleyball, which has been a Paralympic sport since 1980. We are looking to spread the word to folks on campus who might be interested in joining us on Saturday, May 4th at the IMA. Participants of all abilities are welcome to come out and play. Price: Free
Week 5: Open Recreation/IMA Adaptive Fitness Equipment hosted by Fitness & Wellness
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: Front Desk at IMA Building (will start workshop from there)
New to our facility and aren’t sure where to start? Join UW Recreation personal trainer, JP for a tour of the rec center and our new and improved adaptive fitness space! Price: Free
Week 6: Adaptive and Align Yoga hosted by Fitness & Wellness
When: Friday, May 17, 2024 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Studio 216 at IMA Building
Step into a nurturing yoga class designed to embrace all individuals, regardless of physical abilities. Our adaptive practice emphasizes gentle poses, mindful breathing, and relaxation techniques to promote holistic well-being. Join us in cultivating a space where every body is honored and supported on their yoga journey – with Ashwini. Price: Free
Week 7: Adaptive Kayaking hosted by UWild Field
When: Monday, May 27, 2024 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Waterfront Activity Center
Adaptive Kayaking offers inclusive outdoor adventures for individuals of all abilities. Equipped with specialized gear, participants explore scenic waterways while receiving personalized support. Beyond paddling, the program promotes environmental education and fosters a sense of connection with nature. Price: Free

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Mission Statement

University of Washington Recreation provides safe, accessible, and dynamic recreation experiences to engage students in growth and wellbeing.

Recreation Values

We commit to cultivating equity, creating environments where everyone belongs, and building communities through respect, trust, and understanding.

We infuse fun and positive energy into everything we do, fostering curiosity that leads to engagement and learning.

We focus on incremental improvement, providing opportunities for discovery, challenge, and support.

We encourage the life-long practice of holistic care for self and others.

We take responsibility for our actions, relationships, and sustainably managing our resources

Inclusive Rec Partnerships

UW Recreation will partner with UW-affiliated groups or departments to bring adaptive, inclusive, and unified recreational opportunities to campus. This may involve such programming as Special Olympics College, Adaptive Yoga, LGBTQ programming, and/or other adaptive programs in an effort to increase involvement with underrepresented populations on campus and promote inclusion.

This partnership will include use of UW Recreation facilities, when available, and access for the general public, on a limited basis and as needed for the program. The program aims to create enhanced collaboration and foster an inviting recreational experience for all.

  • UW Recreation has partnered with Special Olympics College at UW, a Registered Student Organization (RSO), to enhance Unified Sports play on campus, helping them achieve their goals through the use of Recreation facilities each quarter.
  • UW Recreation has also partnered to provide various field/gym days for Challenge 4 Charity (an RSO of Foster MBA students competing with MBA students from nine other West Coast business schools), to reinforce their efforts of support and fundraising for Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other family-related local charities.

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

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