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Latest Aquatic Centre News

2018 Jessica Deglau Invitational Swim Meet

The UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be the host venue for the 2018 edition of the Jessica Deglau Invitational.  The event is hosted by Vancouver Pacific Swim Club, a key swim club in the Lower Mainland and the largest swim club affiliated with the UBC Aquatic Centre. The event will see hundreds of local swimmers converge on the competition tank April 21 – 22.

 

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are invited to consider that the competition tank will be dedicated to the event over the course of the weekend. Visitors are invited to consult our facility drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

50M Competition Tank Open

Updated 10:30am April 19, 2018

The UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to announce the 50M competition tank is now open and regular scheduling has resumed. Visitors are reminded to please consult the UBC Aquatic Centre website and the facility Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

Maintenance Closure: 50m competition tank

(Update as of 4:30pm, Wednesday April 18)

Notice: The 50M Competition Tank remains off-line and unavailable for use. It will re-open for use on Thursday April 19th with public access resuming at 5:00pm.

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised that the work undertaken on the filtration system for the 50M Competition Tank was done to address mechanical issues with the filters and pumps which had previously caused inconsistencies with water clarity over the preceding weeks.  The maintenance work on the filter tanks for the 50M Competition Tank took longer than anticipated due to some unforeseeable issues that arose during the process.

We are happy to report that pumps are repaired, the filters are cleaned and reassembled, and the water chemistry is balanced. The last item we are awaiting is for the temperature of the water to return to the 79-80F that is typical for this tank.  This is anticipated for Thursday afternoon.

25M : Due to the above, we shifted much of the facility programming over the past week and, in an effort to meet the wide range of user needs, the decision had been made to drop the temperature of the water in the 25M Recreation Tank to 79-80 degrees Fahrenheit / 26 degrees Celsius.  This water will be reset to 82F / 28C over the coming days. (Note: regular water temperatures can be found online here)

Our facility staff apologize for the inconvenience this lack of access has caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.

UBC Aquatic Centre staff are committed to doing our very best to ensure that students, staff, faculty and residents can take full advantage of this important community amenity.

 

Annual AMS Swim-a-thon

The AMS Swim Club is a student run club that gives everyone a chance to stay active by either improving swim strokes, or keeping up their past swimming skills. They will be hosting their annual Swim-a-thon on Saturday April 7th at 2:30-3:30pm in order to raise money for the club. They will be swimming as many laps of the pool as they can in one hour, and collecting donations that will be put towards organizing events, buying equipment, and expanding the club. There will be prizes for most money raised and laps swam, including Joe’s pizza and UBC bookstore gift cards, as well as coffee from JJ Bean. Come out and bring your friends for a challenge, and support a fun and active lifestyle!

Thormeyer reaches podium @ CWG2018

Olympian Markus Thormeyer of Delta, B.C., made his first big impact on the international stage on Friday with a bronze medal in the men’s 100-m backstroke (swimming) at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations Markus!

Swimming Canada article

Thunderbirds to wear red down under – CWG2018

Four members of the UBC Varsity Swimming Programs are part of Team Canada for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Good luck to Erika, Yuri, Josiah and Marcus!

http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/news/2018/4/3/swimming-t-birds-look-to-conquer-the-pool-for-canada-at-the-commonwealth-games.aspx

Try Something New! Hydro Board Aqua Fitness Programs

Hydroboard Aqua Fitness Programs | UBC Aquatic Centre
These aqua fitness classes are performed on floating stand-up boards. Energizing and fun for all skill levels. Work on your balance, strength, core, and enjoy a fun workout!

Spring 2018 Hydro Board Schedule

Class Details

These classes are specialty aqua fitness classes which means that to participate you can pay a drop-in fee, or register for a series of weeks for the best rate.

Drop-In Rates

UBC Student UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alumni UNA/ CSC Adult Public (19+) Senior (65+)
Hydro Board Classes $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $20.00 $18.00

Register for a Class Series

First pick which class on the schedule you would like to attend each week, then find the class on the list below and hit ‘register’ to sign up for the series! If you would like to register part way through the class series you can contact us to register at a pro-rated rate (only available in-person or over the phone).

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Classes Barcode UBC Student /CSC /UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Hydro Board Fitness Sun 11:15AM - 12:00PM May 6 Jun 24 7 sessions Jun 3 75681 $126.00 $140.00
Hydro Board Yoga Sun 12:15PM - 1:00PM May 6 Jun 24 7 sessions Jun 3 75694 $126.00 $140.00

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Barcode UBC Student /CSC /UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Hydro Board Fitness Tue 6:00PM - 7:00PM Jul 3 Jul 31 5 sessions 75702 $90.00 $100.00
Hydro Board Fitness Sun 11:15AM - 12:00PM Jul 8 Jul 29 4 sessions 75721 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Yoga Sun 12:15PM - 1:00PM Jul 8 Jul 29 4 sessions 75723 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Fitness Mon 6:00PM - 7:00PM Jul 9 Jul 30 4 sessions 75700 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Fitness Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM Jul 12 Aug 2 4 sessions 75704 $72.00 $80.00

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Barcode UBC Student /CSC /UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Hydro Board Fitness Sun 11:15AM - 12:00PM Aug 5 Aug 26 4 sessions 75722 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Yoga Sun 12:15PM - 1:00PM Aug 5 Aug 26 4 sessions 75724 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Fitness Tue 6:00PM - 7:00PM Aug 7 Aug 28 4 sessions 75703 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Fitness Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM Aug 9 Aug 30 4 sessions 75705 $72.00 $80.00
Hydro Board Fitness Mon 6:00PM - 7:00PM Aug 13 Aug 27 3 sessions 75701 $54.00 $60.00

Reminder: We Spring Forward on Sunday!

Please remember to set your clocks for Daylight Savings on Sunday! Have a wonderful weekend.