The Daytona State College health, wellness, fitness, recreation and athletics facilities are some of the best nationwide. The state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons that our athletic programs are a force to be reckoned with. It is no longer a secret that Daytona State College boasts some of the best facilities available at a community college.
The L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center on the Daytona Campus houses the gymnasium, fitness center, aquatic center and related classrooms and academic programs. Daytona State's playing fields and courts are also among the best in the community college system.
Daytona State boasts a 1,000 seat gymnasium, which provides a quality environment and this small arena turns very loud with the help of our cheerleaders and excited fans. The intercollegiate locker rooms are very comfortable yet practical as they serve the needs of the student-athletes on a daily basis.
The Lady Falcon Golf Team finished 4th this season at the 2012 NJCAA National Championships. Daytona State College hosted the 2012 NJCAA National Golf Championships at their home course, LPGA International Golf Course.
The baseball complex, one of only two fields in the Mid-Florida Conference with lights, has a permanent press box, a concession stand and a section of chair back seating. The baseball field is laser leveled each year late in the fall to provide the best surface and drainage capability for the spring season.
The softball complex which also has a lighted field has been recently updated to include the planting of tropical indigenous palm trees lining the outfield fence to give the field that true Florida atmosphere. The softball field is also laser leveled each year late in the fall to provide the best surface and drainage capability for the spring season.
The 5,500 square foot Fitness Center is a true showpiece for the students and has just recently been updated (August 2007) with a brand new line of Cybex resistance training equipment including an entire new line of free weights and various benches; complete new line of plate loaded machines; and also a complete new line of Cybex VR-3 selectorized equipment. The new line includes a 19-piece Cybex VR-3 circuit and 3.2 tons of free weights.
Additionally, a comprehensive cardiovascular workout is available using the 27-piece aerobic arena that consists of stair climbers, elliptical trainers, treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, rowing machines, Airdynes, and spinning bikes complete with audiovisual and DVD programs. Group exercise classes are also offered in cardio cross training, core strength, water aerobics, and yoga.
A 25-yard-by-25-meter competitive pool and a 3,300 square-foot support facility offer a complete aquatic experience. The pool is open year-round, is humidity and climate controlled, and is staffed with certified lifeguards. The pool also has a ramp and automatic chairlift for full access by those with disabilities requiring such accomodations.