2017: a look back…

A look back at the first year in the new facility.  From swimming lessons and birthday parties, to aquatic fitness, events and podium performances there was a lot happening this past year, our first in the new UBC Aquatic Centre:

  • January 10-22, Sneak-peek and test swim sessions in the new UBC Aquatic Centre
  • January 16, First High Performance Training Session (UBC Swim Programs & HPC-Vancouver)
  • January 19, Closure of the old UBC Aquatic Centre (link)
  • January 23, Soft Opening – new UBC Aquatic Centre (first public access into the new facility)
  • February 24-26, UBC Dominates at USport National Varsity Swimming Championships (link)
  • March 1-5, Official Grand Opening (March 1) / Grand Opening Weekend of Programming
  • March 11, UBC REC Triathlon / Duathlon (link)
  • March 13-24, Spring Break Swim Camps at UBC Aquatic Centre
  • March 24, AMS Pool Party
  • March 26-29, Storm the Wall (link)
  • May 23-29, Free Week presented by UBC Recreation (link)
  • May 26-28, 54th Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet (link)
  • July 1, Canada Day at UBC Aquatic Centre ($1.50 for Canada 150)
  • July 14-30, National Team Swimmers medal at FINA 2017 World Aquatics Champs (Budapest) (link)
  • July 17-21, Drowning Prevention Week at UBC Aquatic Centre (link)
  • July-Aug., Aquatic Camps a success at UBC Aquatic Centre
  • August 1-4, Team BC Training Camp – 2017 Canada Summer Games (link)
  • August 4-7, Athletes podium at 2017 Canadian Swimming Championships (link)
  • August 8, Harewicz completes crossing of English Channel (link)
  • August 19-30, UBC Swimmers at 29th Summer Universiade (Taipei) (link)
  • August 26-27, Swimming Day in Canada at UBC (Participaction & Swimming Canada) (link)
  • August 27 2017, Barnsley Lifeguard Championship at UBC (link)
  • September, UBC Aquatic Centre featured on cover of Athletic Business magazine (link)
  • Sept 11-17, Free Week presented by UBC Recreation / Open House
  • Sept. 1- Oct. 31, UBC Campus Challenge 2017 by Alumni UBC (link)
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, UBC AMS Water Polo Fall Classic 2017 (link)
  • October 17-19, World Conference on Drowning Prevention (link)
  • October 19, Shake Out BC – earthquake preparedness exercise at UBC (link)
  • October 28-29, VPSC Fall Invitational (link)
  • November 4-5, 2017 Odlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific (link)
  • November 9, UBC Aquatic Centre awarded ‘Facility of Merit’ by Athletic Business (link)
  • November 24-26, UBC breaks records wins both titles at Canada West Swim Championships (link)
  • December 10, Facility Maintenance Closure

 

Thank you for all the members of our community, the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, the student-staff, the full-time professional staff, and you, the patrons and users of the facility for making the first year in the new UBC Aquatic Centre a memorable one.