(740) 454-4767

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 5:30a-9p
Friday 5:30a-8p
Saturday 7a-5p
Sunday 8a-3p


1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville OH

Natatorium Closed for Swim Meets

The natatorium will be closed on the following dates/times for home swim meets:

  • Wednesday June 21 5pm-9pm
  • Thursday July 6 5pm-9pm
  • Monday July 10 5pm-9pm

Thank you for understanding.

Red, White & Run 2017!

Join the Muskingum Recreation Center for the 5th Annual Red White and Run 5K 

Walkers & all ages welcome:  July 4th at 8am, Rain or Shine 

Entry Fee: $25 through July 2nd, $30 after 


or print and complete the registration form below and return it to the MRC front desk. 

Introducing the Makos Sharks


Summer swim team is so much FUN!

Learn to swim fast, make new friends and race in meets!

Parents can even expect to have some fun hanging out at meets and at the volunteer stations.

So, how does all this work? 

Registration and Team Suit Fitting/Ordering

Tuesday, May 16, 5-7pm at the MRC. Register for the team, meet the coaches and try on suits to see what fits best. Our vendor will also have goggles and other swim gear for sale. If you already know your size, you can order a team suit online and still take advantage of bulk shipping. Order deadline is May 21.

Link for online orders: https://aquaticoutfittersofohio.com/pages/muskingum-makos

Team suit: Girls – Dolfin Predator V Back, $52.80

Boys – Dolfin Predator Spliced Jammer, $36.80 – or – Brief, $27.20

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Practices start Tuesday, May 30. Swimmers are expected to attend practice. The more your swimmer practices, the better your swimmer will get! Practices are in the mornings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8-9:30 am for 11 and older and at 9:30-10:30 am for 10 and under. We will also have an optional FUN swim (games and diving board time) on Friday at 9-10 am with treats afterwards.


Our meets are on weekday evenings. Away meets are typically held in outdoor pools. Warm ups will normally start 1 hour prior to meet start for home meets and 30 minutes prior to meet start for away meets. Your swimmer must participate in a minimum of three meets to be eligible for Championships. The Champs meet will be held at Denison University in Granville. Swimmers 11 and Older will swim on the first day of the meet and Swimmers 10 and Under will swim on day two. More information about the meet, including meet start and warm ups times will be announced later.


Registration – MRC member rates are $100 for the first swimmer in your family, $90 for the second, $80 for the third and $25 for each additional swimmer. Non-MRC member rates are $150 for the first swimmer in your family, $100 for the second, $90 for the third and $25 for each additional swimmer.

Time – All meets are run by parent volunteers. Each family is expected to sign up for 4 jobs during the season. Depending on the number of registrants, we may need to ask for more volunteers. We appreciate your additional assistance in any way that you can help.

Meet Schedule

Wed, June 7 at Newark Moundbuilders Country Club, 5:30pm

Wed, June 14 at Lancaster Valley View Golf Club, 5:30pm

Wed, June 21 Granville, 6pm

Wed, June 28 at Pickerington Chevington Woods, 5:30pm

Thurs, July 6 Baltimore, 6pm

Mon, July 10 Johnstown, 6pm

Thurs, July 20 Championships at Denison U, 11 and Older, TBA

Fri, July 21 Championships at Denison U, 10 and Under, TBA

Meet Events

Each swimmer may swim in 3 individual events and 2 relay events at meets. Swimmers may swim “up” in an older age group’s event.

Age Group

Medley Relay

Individual Medley





Freestyle Relay



25 Free

25 Back




25 Free

25 Back

25 Breast

25 Fly



100 MR


100 FR


100 MR

100 IM

25 & 50 Free

25 Back

25 Breast

25 Fly

100 FR


200 MR

100 IM

50 Free

50 Back

50 Breast

50 Fly

200 FR


200 MR

100 IM

50 Free

50 Back

50 Breast

50 Fly

200 FR


200 MR

100 IM

50 & 100 Free

100 Back

100 Breast

50 Fly

200 FR

Optional costs

Team Suit – Team suits are not required, but we recommend them as they are very durable suits which can be used for both practice and meets. If you choose not to purchase a team suit, please wear any black or blue competition style suit for practice and meets. Team suit prices are listed above.

Team Cap – Caps are not required, but we recommend that all swimmers wear a cap for practice and meets, especially those swimmers with long hair. MAKO team caps are available for sale at the MRC front desk for $10.

Team Shirt – Team shirts are not required, but encouraged! Show your MAKO Spirit! You can order your shirt(s) when you register for the team. Price: $9-13

Concession Buyout – All families are required to either sign up to bring a food item to each home meet or choose to “buyout” with a $40 payment. These dollars allow our concession volunteers to purchase items to sell at the concession stand.

Go MAKOS!!!!

Questions? Please contact Libby Hardwick, Aquatic and Sport Manager, at 740-454-4767.

Downloadable Info Sheet HERE.

National Senior Day Is May 31st

SAVE THE DATE! National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 31st, 2017, 9a – 12p for adults 60 and over!

“With Movement…There’s Improvement ”

Free access to the exercise/fitness floor, senior group exercise classes, speakers on a variety of topics, health screenings, healthy snacks, and more. Registration not required.

Free Senior Group Exercise Class Schedule (classes in italics are in warm water pool, dress accordingly) and Guest Speaker Presentations*

  • 8:00-8:50am … Senior Step Class Studio 2
  • 9:10-10:00am …  Senior Splash Class Warm Water Activity Pool
  • 10:10- 11:00am … Senior Splash Class Warm Water Activity Pool
  • 10:10- 11:00am … Silver Sneakers Classic Class Studio 2
  • 10:30-11:00am … Chair Volleyball in the Gymnasium
  • 11:00-11:25am … Line Dancing Gymnasium with Tara Poorman
  • 11:35-12:00 … Speaker Meghan Green, Exercise Physiology Therapist from Genesis Healthcare Systems – “The Right Fit: Getting Ready for a Workout That Works for You.”

Download the full flyer with schedule HERE.

Local Participating Businesses and Health Screenings in The Muskingum Recreation Center Gymnasium (as of 5/24/17):

  • Genesis HealthCare System Zanesville
  • Muskingum County Health Department – BMI
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • American Nursing Care
  • Northside Pharmacy – derma view
  • Sterling Suites
  • Primrose – blood pressure testing
  • Rambo – blood pressure and pulse oximeter readings
  • Interim Healthcare
  • Allwell Behavioral Health Services

SPRING Into SUMMER! 8 Week Individual Fitness Challenge

Are you ready for summer? We can help!

Join the Spring Into Summer 8 Week Individual Fitness Challenge 



Cost: Members $50, Non-members $100

When? May1 – June 25, 2017

What do you get?

  • Pre and Post Fitness Assessment
  • Personalized Exercise Prescription based on assessment
  • Platinum Membership includes unlimited land and water classes
  • Free fitness training led by exercise staff
  • Weekly workouts, recipes and nutrition tips

A Fitness Assessment is series of measurements to help determine your level of physical fitness, strengths, and weaknesses.

The purpose of a Fitness Assessment is to:

  • Allow the exercise staff to develop an exercise program to fit your individual needs based on the results of your fitness assessment.
  • Allow for comparisons to standardized norms.
  • Track progress of current program.
  • Provide a gauge for evaluation on future reassessment

Areas of testing include:

  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Composition
  • Aerobic Capacity
  • Muscular Strength/Endurance
  • Flexibility

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. We have 28 participants, all 18 and over; 24 women and 4 men participating. Check our blog for updates as we are able to post them, and be sure to join the next challenge to get in on the fun of fitness!

View/print downloadable PDF of challenge HERE.