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SRC Fitness Challenges

Take on a challenge and win BIG! Each challenge is uniquely designed to encourage SRC members to engage in fitness activities in order to reach the ultimate goal and be entered to win some awesome prizes. For more information, review the challenge details for each available challenge.

Check out these current and upcoming challenges at the SRC!

Spring Swim Challenge

Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 31
6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SRC Rec Pool and Plaza Pool, Student Recreation Center, University Student Union

Come challenge yourself this semester with other Matadors during the Spring Swim Challenge! Jump in and sprint your way to meet milestones that will earn you some cool prizes to help you keep swimming through the semester. The first 15 people to sign up will get a FREE lap counter!


  • Register on IMLeagues for the Spring Swim Challenge.
  • Once registered, create a Discord account and download the phone app and/or the desktop app.
  • If you have an account, or after creating your new account, go to the SRC Programs server and read the Welcome and Rules channels to unlock the server.[1] 
  • Pick up a Swim Challenge punch pass each week at the Rec Pool or Plaza Pool.
  • Keep track of your yards each swim with the weekly punch pass. Each time you log a distance that you want to count for the challenge, have our staff sign off to make sure it counts. If you’re using a sports counter, you must also show the number of laps swam the lifeguard on duty.
  • Then submit your completed yards 48 hours after your swim has taken place on the SRC Swim Challenge discord channel and check the server for the winners posting when the challenge ends! 


There is limited inventory, so make sure to get those laps in early to earn some awesome prizes! Once the challenge is over, the total swimming distances of all participants will be calculated to determine our champions!

  • 30,000 yards: Mesh Bag
    • Includes a cooling towel, shaker bottle, first aid kit, bamboo utensils, and a pair of sunglasses
  • 40,000 yards: Swim Towel and Water Bottle
  • 50,000 yards: $25 Matador Bookstore Gift Card
  • 60,000 yards: Swim Gear 

Get ready to beat the heat and start making waves during the Spring Swim Challenge at the Rec and Plaza Pools, hosted by the Student Recreation Center of the USU … Where Matadors Belong!

Spring 2023 Steps Challenge – Stage 1

Step Your Way to Victory!
Monday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 19

Step your way through February during the first stage of the Spring 2023 Steps Challenge, presented by the Student Recreation Center of the University Student Union! Get moving with your team and track your progress for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The individual with the highest step count on each team at the end of this stage will receive a $25 CSUN Campus Store gift card, and all team members, including the individual with the highest step count, will receive a gift card based on their final team step count. To get started:

  1. Register your team of ten for the Spring 2022 Steps Challenge or join as a free agent on, and designate one participant as the team captain.
  2. Have each participant download the Pacer app (iOS or Android) on a mobile device.
  3. When the challenge begins, have each participant send their daily step count to the team captain.
  4. Team captains should submit each player’s step count daily by emailing them to
  5. Check back daily for the rankings on the SRC Programs Discord server and await the winning teams to be crowned!


  1. The participant with the highest step count on each team will receive a $25 CSUN Campus Store gift card.
  2. Each team member, including the individual with the highest step count, will receive one of the gift cards below depending on their team’s final step count.
  • 500,000 Steps — $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • 750,000 Steps — $15 Amazon Gift Card
  • 1,000,000 Steps — $20 Amazon Gift Card

Prizes are available for currently enrolled CSUN students only.

Whether you’re taking in the spring blooms on our beautiful campus, or out on the town, give it your all to score some sweet prizes during the Spring 2023 Steps Challenge from the Student Recreation Center of the USU … Where Matadors Belong!