Recreation and Aerobics Center

The Recreation and Aerobics Center (RAC) exists to serve Southwestern by promoting physical and spiritual wellness while increasing community for the glory of God.

The center includes a gymnasium with an indoor walking/running track, racquetball courts, male and female locker rooms with showers and a sauna, aerobics room, weight room, and a multi-purpose room, and a lap pool. Adjacent to the center are lighted tennis courts, an outdoor track, and playing fields. The center is named for Myra K. and J. Roy Slover, seminary benefactors from Liberty, Texas.

Hours of Operation


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 6:30 AM-9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM -5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed



Having a party? Don't miss out on our party packages. Our RAC facilities provide a great place for birthdays! Book us for your next event!

  • $150 (Southwestern students price is $75)
  • Access to RAC facilities (pool, courts, etc.)
  • 3 hours of private multi-purpose room rental

Ballet Lessons

  • Instructor: Mrs. Elise Healy

The RAC offers ballet lessons for females ages 3-5, beginning the first week of October 2023. Classes are available for beginners learning basic ballet techniques and movements. The focus of each lesson is for every student to gain balance, control posture, and strength. Mrs. Healy is offering only group lessons on Fridays and requires all students to have a pair of ballet shoes.

Intramural Sports - Fall 2023/24

To view or sign up for RAC Intramural Sports visit our intramural portal here. You can also learn more and register for intramural sports in the RAC.

Crossfit Classes

  • Instructor: Class Instructor Needed
  • Time/Days: TBD
  • Location: RAC Crossfit Room

Self Defense Classes

  • Instructor: Class Instructor Needed
  • Time/Days: TBD
  • Location: RAC Crossfit Room

Zumba Fitness Classes

  • Instructor: Class Instructor Needed
  • Time/Days: TBD
  • Location: RAC Party Room

RAC Pool

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 6:30 AM-8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM -5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed


Family Pool Days Protocols - Coming Summer 2024

Swim Lessons

The RAC offers private/individual or group swim lessons for children ages 1-12 and teens 13-16. Lessons are available for beginners unable to swim, intermediate swimmers, or advanced swimmers who want to improve their technique. The focus of each lesson is for every student to gain a comfort level in water, learn basic strokes, and improve their swimming techniques.

Swim lesson hours are Saturday Only (8am-12pm)


Swim Lesson Pricing

Group Swim Packages (One Session):

Swim Lessons Package (0-5)
30-minute session (1)
Swim Package Cost: $15
Swim Lesson Package (6-16+)
50-minute session (1)
Swim Package Cost: $20

Group Swim Packages:

Group Lessons Package
30-minute session (4)
Group Package Cost: $40
Group Lesson Package
50-minute session (4)
Group Package Cost: $70

RAC Membership

Faculty/Staff and Alumni

Faculty/Staff and their dependents are allowed to use the RAC free of charge. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian. Alumni must purchase an annual RAC membership.


All students enrolled in classes on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) campus have access to the RAC for the Fall and Spring semesters as well as the Summer sessions through their paid Student Activity Fees. All students not registered for classes will be required to pay a $5 dollar guest fee or purchase a semester or annual pass. These can be purchased at the RAC Control Desk.


RAC members are allowed to bring a maximum of two guests and must pay a separate usage fee of $5 dollars for each guest. ALL RAC guests are required to sign a Release of Liability form prior to being allowed to use the facility. Student Membership fees are paid with their student activity fees. Dependents of full-time students can use the facility free of charge. 

Part-time Students$35.00 Annually
Part-time Students Plus One Dependent$50.00 Annually
Part-time Students Plus Two Dependents$65.00 Annually

Faculty/Staff and Alumni

Alumni must purchase a RAC annual membership. Please visit the RAC Control Desk to purchase any of these memberships at the RAC. 

Faculty/Staff MembershipFree
Faculty/Staff Dependent (1)Free
Faculty/Staff Dependent (2)Free
Alumni Membership Fees (1)$50 Annually
Alumni Membership Fees Plus Dependent (2)$75 Annually
Alumni Membership Fees Plus Dependents (2)$100 Annually
Alumni Membership Fees are capped at Two (2+) Dependents
Guest Fee (Maximum Two Guest Per Visit)$5.00 Each Visit


  • All workout gear should be modest and not suggestive.
  • Closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All t-shirts/tank tops must have a 2-inch shoulder width.
  • A loose-fitting top must be worn when wearing leggings or yoga pants.
  • No short-shorts of any sort are allowed, shorts length must be at least to the mid-thigh/leg.
  • Sports Bras if worn must be covered by an outer shirt.
  • Shirts that expose the mid-drift do not comply with the dress code.
  • No improper language of any sort is not allowed.
  • Cordiality and kindness toward all RAC patrons is expected.
  • Harassment of any sort is strictly prohibited and will be reported.

Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Goals

The mission of the Recreation and Aerobics Center (RAC) is to promote overall wellness to students, faculty, and staff members of the campus community. We accomplish our mission by providing organized and informal programs designed to engage the body and mind for the purposes of fun, fitness, social interaction, competition, skill acquisition, and adventure.

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