Recreation and Wellness Center
The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) is a premier athletic and fitness facility in the state of Indiana.
The facility received a $10 million facelift from 1998-99, transforming the Luckey Physical Education Center, originally built in 1980, into the 117,500-square foot Recreation and Wellness Center. The building now houses athletics, physical education, health, wellness and recreation activities and education.
At the 2000 annual meeting of the Indiana Associated Builders and Contractors, the Recreation and Wellness Center was recognized as an award winning building. Indiana Wesleyan University was giving ABC's Award of Honor for design excellence in the renovation and expansion work performed on the athletic center.
The RWC contains the Robert R. Luckey Arena, an intramural activity center, an elevated 1/10 mile track, an aquatics center, a free-weight room, a fitness room, a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a state-of-the-art athletic training center and 14 locker rooms.
The intramural activity center is a large multipurpose area comprising three full-sized basketball courts. The adaptable center can easily be changed for volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer. Two batting cages are also present in the facility. The general recreation and exercise area is also used for intramural sports competitions.
The aquatics center hosts a 25-yard dual competition pool. There are six lanes that allow an ideal environment for lap swimming as well as dual swim meets. The center also has a one-meter diving board. The pool temperature is set at 85 degrees Fahrenheit to accommodate all populations and programs. The programs offered b the Indiana Wesleyan aquatics program range from American Red Cross swim lessons to activity classes for college credit.
Indiana Wesleyan's climbing wall is 25-feet high and offers six changeable courses with varying degrees of difficulty for all levels of climbers. The size of the wall makes it possible for four climbers to simultaneous ascend to the glass ceiling above. The floor has been padded with extremely thick padding to keep climbers safe.
Intercollegiate athletics and intramural offices are also housed in the Recreation and Wellness Center.
In addition, the RWC is the primary site for fitness and health education. There are seven classrooms and a physical laboratory area for academics. All of the Recreation and Wellness Center's facilities are used for physical education, health and wellness education.
All students are welcome to access recreational and training equipment during open house hours.
Intramural sport programs are also offered to students. Students are invited to participate in intramural volleyball, flag football, softball, basketball, indoor volleyball, racquetball, water polo, bowling, indoor soccer and ultimate Frisbee.