Converse believes that healthy bodies support healthy minds and contribute to overall happiness. But who says staying fit can’t be fun? Whether you’re looking to cultivate inner calm through yoga, want to blow off some steam in a game of volleyball, or want to try your hand at sabre fencing, Converse offers fitness programs, fun activities and spaces to make it happen.
Converse’s health and physical education department offers a range of for-credit courses that can help you learn about healthy living, teach the basics of a new sport, or fine-tune your skills. Check the academic catalog for the full list of PE course offerings.
Intramural activities offer a fun, no-pressure environment where students can bond with friends, meet new faces, and hone their skills. Activities vary by semester according to demand, but have included volleyball, basketball, soccer, ping pong, pool, dodge ball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, tennis, kickball and softball.
Converse’s fitness facilities are host to a wide range of activities.
Montgomery Student Center
This 25-yard, six-lane pool is open for student, faculty and staff use during the semester, in addition to hosting Tarpon Sharks synchronized swimming shows and competitive swimming. Locker rooms and showers are available. Open Pool Hours are set and posted each semester on the pool door. Fun Fact: In the 1990’s, a scene was shot here for the Julia Roberts film, “Sleeping with the Enemy.”
Montgomery Fitness Room
This room features ellipticals, treadmills, a TRX training system, aerobic and weight training equipment, a stereo and TV.
Hours are set and posted each semester. For more information contact the Athletics Department at 864.596.2050
Converse’s main gym is capable of hosting two simultaneous volleyball games. Serving student athletics and PE classes, it can also be utilized by students for casual games of basketball, volleyball and other activities. For more information contact the Athletics Department at 864.277.2050.
The auxiliary gym is host to PE and fitness classes, Fencing Club meetings and a range of student gatherings throughout the semester. For more information contact the Athletics Department at 864.577.2050.
In addition to supporting Converse’s soccer and lacrosse teams, the soccer field has been the scene for golf, snow play, outdoor concerts and powderpuff football tournaments. For more information contact the Athletics Department at 864.577.2050
Home of the Valkyries Tennis Team, Converse’s tennis courts are open to all students. For more information contact the Athletics Department at 864.577.2050
This field, located in the center of campus, is the hub of campus activity, from picnics to sunbathing to Ultimate Frisbee games. Student groups frequently use the Quad to host carnivals, concerts, fundraisers and outdoor games.