Aquatic Center is open to Aquatic and Combo Young Center members, students, and for day users:
Academic hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (except state holidays and other events.)
Young Center day passes are $5.00 per person per day. A Young Center day pass does not give you access to the Aquatic Center during times of rental (Black Hills Gold Swim Team or Spearfish Aquatics Club).
The Donald E. Young Center houses an Aquatic Center that is available to students and members of the community. There is a large pool for lap swimming and a smaller pool for exercises. The operation of the pools in the Aquatic Center must meet the needs of a diverse group of users. To meet this goal, a middle of the road approach has been selected for water temperatures. The small pool is approximately 92º, large pool is 83º and air temperature is 85º.
The Aquatic Center contains:
6-lane 25-meter pool containing 200,000 gallons of water
3-lane 50,000 gallon instructional pool with hydraulic moveable floor
350 seating capacity
Adults and seniors may swim laps in the large pool or exercise in the small pool during lap swim. Youth may swim laps if accompanied by a parent/guardian. Rec swim is for all ages.
Call 605.642.6196 for information.
Check out Pool Rules.
Black Hills Gold Swim Team
If you are between the ages of 5 and 18, plunge into the Young Center pool for swim team practice. Coaches work intensively with the four groups (developmental, advanced, junior varsity, and varsity) on improving stroke technique, building endurance, setting goals, and preparing for competition. If you are comfortable swimming in a swimming pool or have prior swimming experience, and you want to learn more about swim team, please stop by the pool during swim team and visit with Coach Brenda Hendricks. During the summer Swim Team meets Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and during the academic year 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. For info call Teena Huber, 605.722.1548.
Spearfish Aquatics Club
The Spearfish Aquatics Club now has a ONE-TIME use day pass for those who want to "tryout" the pool during their swim times. The cost of a day pass is $3.00 per person. Checks are preferred and made out to Spearfish Aquatics Club, but cash is acceptable.
The Spearfish Aquatics Club is a community group that is renting the Young Center Aquatic Center. Membership dues are $25 a month and are due on the first of each month by check. You can pay the lifeguards or mail a check to Spearfish Aquatics Club, P.O. Box 1404, Spearfish, SD 57783. As more people join the Spearfish Aquatics Club, the club will look at renting the aquatic center more hours. For more information, daily announcements, and specific swimming hours please visit the Spearfish Aquatics Club web site at www.spearfishaquaticsclub.org or contact them at email@example.com.
American Red Cross Swim Lessons
Group swimming lessons for Spring 2014.
Lessons will be Tuesdays and Thursdays
running ten 30 minutes sessions
January 21 through February 20
March 27 through April 29
(lessons will not be held April 17th for Easter)
Private lessons are available with prior scheduling.
Register at the information desk by paying the fee.
Contact the Facilities and Aquatics Manager
Joshua Roadifer at 605.642.6196.
The Athletic Fitness Room is built specifically for the exclusive use by BHSU Yellow Jacket Athletes. This room is geared towards the strength and speed development of the athletes through the use of Olympic Lifts. Just outside the Athletic Fitness Room is the balcony floor which can be utilized for core circuit training, footwork & agility training, as well as jump training.
Each sport's team is scheduled to use the room periodically throughout each day from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Varsity student-athletes are also allowed to lift on their own as long as there is a coach present to supervise.
The following equipment can be found in the Athletic Fitness Room:
Academic classes are scheduled during the academic day. Classrooms are available for reservation for meetings, clinics, lectures, etc.
Have your birthday party at the Young Center. The 530 fee includes a class room for 2 hour, swimming for 10 for 1 hour; $5 per additional swimmer if you have more than 10. Reservations are required, call Joshua Roadifer at 605.642.6196.
Reserve a room for your graduation reception at the Young Center. Six different class rooms are available. The location is very convenient for family and friends to join you after the ceremony.
The following rooms are available:
The 54,000 sq. ft. BHSU Young Center field house is open Mondays through Thrusdays 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fridays from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm, and weekends 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. BHSU students with a Buzz Card and
Young Center Members
are welcome to use the field house.
If you are interested in reserving the field house for your next event click here. Contact Joshua Roadifer at 605.642.6196.
The Young Center is open this academic year from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays, 5:00 am - 8 pm on Fridays and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekends.
The gymnasium in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center is a great recreational place for students and community members. With 3 college size volleyball courts, 2 college size basketball courts, and 6 basketball baskets, the gymnasium provides recreational opportunities for diverse users.
The Young Center is open Mondays though Thursdays from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm, Fridays from 5:00 am - 8:00 pm, and on Weekends from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Lyle Hare Stadium hosts the BHSU Football and Track programs, as well as the Spearfish High School and junior varsity football and track programs. Lyle Hare consists of a 4,200 seat lighted stadium with a recotan surface 400 meter track, two D-zones, two runways, four long jump pits, three pole vault pits a caged shot put area, long jump pit and press box with 11 separate areas, concessions and restrooms.
Lyle Hare Stadium at Black Hills State University will open weather permitting, to accommodate those walkers who wish to use the new track surface. To protect the new football field surface, only varsity high school football games and college football games will be allowed on the field for competition. No other games or activities, including public school activities and Sunday pick-up games will be allowed on the field.
Check out some historical facts about Lyle Hare stadium.
For more information on the new Lyle Hare Stadium policy, contact Athletic Director Jhett Albers at 605.642.6885.
Department of Athletics
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9409
Spearfish, SD 57799-9424
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014