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Welcome to UBC Recreation Aquatics!

Aquatics programming through UBC Recreation offers drop-in swims, aqua fitness classes, and swimming lessons. The Aquatic Centre offers year-round aquatics programming for adults and youth of all ages and abilities.

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Click here for our up-to-date Aquatics Drop In Calendar. Please note that our drop in schedules are subject to change. Areas of the pool may be occupied by reserved activities.

Latest Aquatic News

WEATHER ADVISORY

Hours of Operation:

A storm is expected to bring significant snowfall to the South Coast overnight and through Friday. The UBC Aquatic Centre hours may be effected please check the UBC website for campus updates

Download Your Aquatics December 2016 Holiday Schedule

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Directions to the SRC, War Memorial Gym, Aquatic Centre

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To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk south towards the Old Sub/SRC and turn right to head west
  • Before the end of the roundabout on Student Union Blvd, turn left to head south onto the detour path
  • Follow the path until it opens up by the south end of the New Aquatic Centre (currently under construction)
  • Take a slight left and the Gym will be directly ahead of you, marked by a large poster of a swimmer.

To Aquatic Centre

  • Walk south towards the Old Sub and turn right to head west
  • Before the end of the roundabout on Student Union Blvd, turn left to head south onto the detour path
  • Follow the path until it opens up by the south end of the New Aquatic Centre
  • take a right up the stairs and enter the doors immediately at the top of the stairs 

To SRC

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre slightly to your left

  • Go west on Student Union Blvd until you get to a path with tall trees- turn left to head south
  • Once you get to the Nest Plaza, turn left to keep heading south across the Nest Plaza.
  • Turn left at the ramp in front of the Robert H Lee. Alumni Centre to head east
  • To get to:
    1. The Aquatic Centre
      1. turn left to head north and the aquatic centre will be on your right
    2. War Memorial Gym
      1. Turn right at the concrete pillars shaped like a “V” then turn left onto University Blvd. to head east.
      2. Turn Left at the first path to head north towards War Memorial Gym. At the stairs, turn right onto the path on the south side of the building
      3. Turn left before the stairs and enter through the door
    3. SRC
      1. Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre slightly to your left 

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • To get to War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path and the Gym is marked by a large poster of someone climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”

To the Aquatic Centre

  • Walk to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right and the aquatic centre will be on your right.

To  SRC

1 Walk to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.

  • Walk to the end of the path and turn left.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch
  • Follow this path until you see the SRC on your right. 

To War

  • Head west on University Blvd on the sidewalk opposite Mahoney & Sons:
    1. turn right at the first path and the Gym is marked with a poster of someone climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    2. Turn right at the stairs onto the path on the south side of the building.
    3. Turn left into the doors directly before the set of stairs on the path.

To SRC

  • Head to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.
  • Head to the end of the path and turn left.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn left to the ramp, then turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch.
  • Follow this path until you see the SRC on your right.

To Aquatic Centre

  • Head to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right and the aquatic centre will be on your right. 

Take an Active Study Break with UBC Recreation!

Stress Less with an Active Study Break! Check out our Aquatics, Fitness, and Gym Sports for Drop-In. Please refer to the most up-to-date schedule. No registration required. Simply show up at the location about 10 minutes before the scheduled start time and check in at the front desk.