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.

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

Facility Access – Construction

Please be advised that effective today, Friday September 23, 2016, new construction related to the Old SUB (Student Union Building) has started. As a result there will be regular and on-going changes to some pedestrian and vehicular access to the UBC Aquatic Centre, and within the vicinity of War Memorial Gym, UBC Bus Loop, and the AMS Nest.

More specifically, there are changes being made to pedestrian and vehicular paths of travel from Student Union Blvd adjacent the SRC (Student Recreation Centre) to the UBC Aquatic Centre.

We are working with campus authorities and will share more detailed updates as they become available. A reminder that a construction map of UBC Road Closures and Construction Information is available online and updated weekly.

UPDATE: Change Room Signage Survey

The management team of the UBC Aquatic Centre together with our colleagues at UBC Equity & Inclusion and UBC Campus & Community Planning, would like to thank the more than 350 individuals who joined the conversation by completing the change room survey (Sept. 1 – 15, 2016). Survey results are reviewed and compiled so that they can inform the design of the facility signage. As part of this engagement process an update on survey results will be shared in the coming months.

Ubyssey article (2016-09-14): http://ubyssey.ca/news/aquatic-centre-consults-community-on-signage/


Join the conversation on change room signage at the new UBC Aquatic Centre


UBC is building a new, modern aquatic centre that will expand and update the current aquatic facilities. A new UBC Aquatic Centre will service the growing residential neighbourhoods on campus. A balance between a high performance training facility and a neighbourhood recreational facility is a mandate of the final project. UBC Aquatic Centre staff are engaging with the aquatic community, pool users and the public as part of the process of developing programming and service levels for the new facility. Click here for additional information on the project.

In collaboration with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, the UBC Aquatic Centre is exploring options for signage in the new UBC Aquatic Centre to ensure the Centre is welcoming, respectful and inclusive to all its’ patrons. We are currently examining the signage for washrooms and change rooms, including a universal change room area. A universal change room is an all genders shared space that allows individuals and families to access change rooms, private shower stalls, and accessible washrooms with changing tables. Through this survey we are seeking community input to inform the design of signage for the UBC Aquatic Centre, and to shape the direction for current and future signage for UBC Athletic and Recreation facilities.

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey prior to September 15, 2016, that will help inform how the new UBC Aquatic Centre can be a more inclusive and respectful place for everyone.

Take the Survey on Change Room Signage in the new UBC Aquatic Centre

The Americas Masters Games 2016

The inaugural Americas Masters Games will be hosted in Vancouver with the swimming events being hosted by The UBC Aquatic Centre. The games will be held from August 26 through September 4, thousands of masters athletes will come together to compete in 25 sports. The nine-day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games (the world’s largest multi-sport event), offering an opportunity for sports enthusiasts and athletes of all skill levels 30 years of age and older to compete in the Americas region.


amg opening ceremonies

Swimming Schedule:
Monday, Aug 29th
800 Free, 400 IM, 50 Breast, 100 Back, 200 Free,100 Fly, 200 Breast men and women 4×100 medley relay and 4×100 free relay
Tuesday, Aug 30th
400 Freestyle, 200 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Free, 200 IM, 50 Fly, 100 Breast, 200 Back, 50 Free mixed gender 4×100 medley and 4×100 free relay
Additional Campus Events:


Drop-off & Parking:
The closest parking lot to the UBC Aquatic Centre is the North Parkade, situated north of the facility on Student Union Blvd. A map outlining the location of the North Parkade in relation to the UBC Aquatic Centre can be found here: Maps. Please note there is NO drop-off or pick-up from University Blvd to the south of the UBC Aquatic Centre adjacent the UBC AMS Nest.


UBC Road Closures and Construction Information:
A construction map is available to help our UBC community navigate the Vancouver campus. The map is updated weekly.


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