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Swann Fitness Center at Fike Recreation Center

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For Swann Fitness Center's hours of operation, please visit Campus Recreation's Facility Hours page.

Originally built in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, Swann Fitness Center is the main fitness building on Clemson's campus. Across its area of 250,000 sq ft., the Swann Fitness Center houses state of the art facilities including:


The Swann Fitness Center has approximately 11,000 sq ft. of modern fitness and cardio equipment. There is a wide variety of strength and cardio equipment available for use in order to enhance opportunities for growth and development in physical fitness levels. Equipment ranging from treadmills, and stair climbers to dumbbells and barbells are located throughout the facility. Patrons must be at least 16 years of age to enter Swann Fitness Center and use any area of the facility without direct adult (18 years of age or older) supervision. Patrons must be at least 8 years old to utilize the Climbing Wall, 10 years old to utilize cardio and pin-loaded weight equipment, and 16 years old to utilize the sauna, steam room, or free weight equipment.


For additional policies and procedures, plese visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.

The 1/10 mile indoor track overlooks the main gym courts and provides a climate controlled atmosphere for an indoor walk, jog, or run. The track direction alternates every day in order to prevent negative wear and tear on one side of the body more than the other. Patrons can refer to the posted signage for the day's designated direction. Strollers are permitted on the track during non-peak hours as designated by Campus Recreation staff.


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.

The 8 Racquetball Courts are available for use on a first come first serve basis. Eye goggles or protective eyewear is highly recommended and is available for checkout at the Welcome Center, along with racquets and balls–valid ID cards must be presented for equipment checkout.


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.

The five main gym courts and the club gym court are available for Open Recreation as well as reservations. For information on reservations, please visit the Reservations and Rentals page.


Patrons may request Volleyball or Badminton to be set up on available courts. Additional equipment, including basketballs, volleyballs, and badminton supplies may be checked out at the Welcome Center by members–valid ID cards must be presented for equipment checkout.


TigerFIT is drop-in circuit training workout held in the Club Gym that lasts for 30 minutes and focues on you muscular endurance, strength, power, agility and flexibility and they are very wasy to manage. To find the TigerFIT times, please go to the Group Fitness webpage


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.

The Upper and Lower Group Fitness Studios feature a wide variety of fitness classes open to all Campus Recreation members and guests. These classes provide instructed workouts designed for a wide range of skills and abilities. To view the class schedule or to register for classes, please refer to the Group Fitness webpage.


In addition to Group Fitness classes held in the Lower Fitness Studio, patrons must utilize this space during Open Recreation time blocks for dance practice, additional workout space, or to play Ping Pong. Ping Pong tables may be requested for set up at the Welcome Center, and equipment can be checked out to all members–valid ID cards must be presented for equipment checkout.


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.

The Wellness Zone located in the lobby of Fike Recreation Center provides resources for improving wellness within the Clemson community. Fun, quick activities and informational seminars provided at the Wellness Zone are designed to target at least one of the eight areas of the wellness wheel: Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Environmental, Financial and Social Wellness.

The anticipated August opening of the new co-ed Sauna and Steam Rooms, located on the pool deck in the McHugh Natatorium will be available during the Open Recreation hours. Appropriate swim and/or workout attire must be worn at all times while utilizing the Sauna or Steam Rooms.


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation Policies and Procedures.

Located along the Upper Intramural fields, the 1/3 Mile Oudoor Track provides an outside paved track.


For additional policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation Policies and Procedures.

The McHugh Natatorium includes an eight-lane, 25-yard lap pool and a 13.5 foot deep dive well.


Aqua Group Fitness classes also take place in the McHugh Natatorium, including a 30 minute Aqua ABrobics and a 60 minute We Too Deep aqua aerobics classes and a 60 minute Tiger Shark stroke technique and swim endurance class. For more information on classes and class schedules, please check the Group Fitness webpage for details.


For information on Lifeguarding Certification Courses and the Tiger Fish Swim School, please click here.


For the McHugh Natatorium's policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures. For hours of operation, please visit Campus Recreation's Facility Hours page.

The Climbing Wall is 30 feet high with 10 top rope anchors and a bouldering area. Open Recreation hours are available during designated times with certified staff to belay for patrons. Please check our Facilities Hours page for details.


The Freedom Climber is a rotating climbing wall that is low to the ground and available for use during facility hours. Ask any of our staff members for a tutorial.


Climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, ATC's, and carabineers may be checked out at the Climbing Wall Desk and returned after use. All personal climbing gear must pass inspection by Climbing Wall Staff. Patrons must be at least 8 years old to climb, are required to have a guardian if 15 years or younger, and must be at least 18 years old to belay. 


Free Belay Clinics are offered throughout the year and are designed for beginners.

Belay Clinic Fall Dates


For the Climbing Wall's policies and procedures, please visit Campus Recreation's Policies and Procedures.


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Campus Recreation facilities meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requirements and standards. An accessible entrance to Fike Recreation Center is located on the north side of the facility with handicap parking sports in the E-01 parking lot (east of the building). Two elevators providing access to various activity spaces and offices within the building, as well as ADA compliant bathrooms and shower facilities. The McHugh Natatorium is equipped with lifts into the lap pool and diving well. The indoor track is accessible near the McHugh Natatorium on the main level of the facility. Swann Fitness Center includes two upper body cycle fitness pieces with removable seats.The anticipated August opening of the new co-ed Sauna and Steam Rooms, located on the pool deck in the McHugh Natatorium will be available during the Open Recreation hours. Appropriate swim and/or workout attire must be worn at all times while utilizing the Sauna or Steam Rooms.

All memberships can be purchased at the Welcome Center desk in the lobby of Swann Fitness Center.