Southwest Tech has great recreational opportunities for students, staff, and community members to enjoy! Whether you are looking to get in shape, participate in organized athletic events, or play a round of disc golf, we've got what you need!
Southwest Tech students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities while attending the college. Southwest Tech itself offers two athletic opportunities open to any Southwest Tech student.
Southwest Tech has our own award-winning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Golf Team! The Southwest Tech Golf Team is a great opportunity for students to compete at a college level while attending school. The Golf Team is open to any NJCAA-eligible, full-time Southwest Tech student.
Southwest Tech offers a collegiate lettering shooting sports team that focuses on trapshooting. The team is a member of the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference with 12 other 2-year colleges. Contact a coach today about joining.
See the Trap Shooting Team page for more details and how to join.
Equity in Athletics
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires schools that have an intercollegiate athletic program to make prospective students aware of its commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its male and female students. As part of this requirement, each fall school must make certain information available to students, prospective students and the public.
Intramural sports are a competitive, exciting, and fun way for Southwest Tech students to stay active and have fun! There are many intramural sports available to participate in, including softball, basketball, kickball, and volleyball. They're held every Tuesday night during the school year at Fennimore Elementary School (830 Madison Street).
- Walking Trails
Indoor / Outdoor Walking Trails
Do you want a quick, easy, way to stay in shape or burn off some steam? Southwest Tech has several walking routes available for your enjoyment! There is a one-mile indoor walking route inside the campus buildings that is ideal for cold or rainy days. If you enjoy the outdoors, there is an outdoor walking route at Southwest Tech as well.
Just across the road from campus is Oakwood Nature Park which has four different walking paths that you can do individually, or challenge yourself by doing them all as one long route.
Students, staff, and community members are welcome to enjoy the indoor/outdoor walking trails!
- Disc Golf
Disc Golf Course
The city of Fennimore along with Southwest Tech have created this wonderful 18-hole disc golf course for students and community members of all skill levels and ages to enjoy. There is no fee to enjoy the course! Combining Frisbee and golf, disc golf is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the country! The course is located just across Highway 18 from the Southwest Tech campus behind the ball diamonds and runs through the beautiful setting of Oakwood Nature Park.
- Fitness Center
Do you want to relieve stress, lose weight or stay in shape?
The Southwest Tech Fitness Center, located on the first floor of the Health Science Center (Building 1600), is available to students and staff free of charge, and to community members for a monthly fee. There is a large variety of equipment, including treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, universal machines, dumbbells, kettle bells, an aerobics room with mats, DVDs and exercise classes.
Locker rooms with shower facilities are also available for your use. There is no towel service, so please bring any personal items with you. There are lockers available for use during your workout session.
Fitness Center Hours
Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 9:00pm
The Fitness Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as any other day the campus is closed, either academically or for weather-related emergencies.
Not sure where to start? There is a wide variety of classes offered, everything from Zumba to yoga. Classes are advertised on the bulletin boards and in our weekly student email.
Anyone wanting to use the Fitness Center must fill out both a Release Agreement Form and a Health History Form and submit to Robin Hamel, Student Activities Coordinator (located in Charley's). You will receive an access key when the forms are approved.