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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

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

For more information visit:       2016vancouvergames.comamg
Facebook: @AMGames2016
Twitter: @AMGames2016
Instagram: @AMGames2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games

Later this afternoon, nearly 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will walk into the Opening Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.  UBC is excited to have a record setting number of athletes and support staff as part of Team Canada for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Thank you for everything you do here at the UBC Aquatic Centre to support some of the world’s best!

Emily

 UBC Team Rio 2016 recap (link)

Swimming Schedule (Full summary provided below)

Rio Swim Meet Start Lists / Heat Sheets &  Results

 Article – UBC athletes provide behind the scenes perspective of Rio (link)

Article – Emily Overholt (link)

Article – Richard Weinberger (link)

Article – Team / Coach Steve Price (link)

 

National Drowning Prevention Week

The Lifesaving Society traditionally celebrates National Drowning Prevention Week during the third week of July, and reminds all Canadians to be water smart regardless of where and when they find themselves near water.

Here at the UBC Aquatic Centre we want to invite you to please remember to keep your children within arm’s reach whenever in the aquatic environment: If you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far. Always supervise children.

Additionally, UBC Athletics & Recreation would like to acknowledge the student-staff and summer staff who make-up the life-saving team at the facility. The aquatic supervisors, lifeguards and cashiers provide hours of service day-in, and day-out twelve months a year to keep us all safe. Thank you to our staff for everything they do to keep us safe.

More information on National Drowning Prevention Week can be found here – www.lifesavingsociety.com.

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Vancouver will be host city of the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (Oct. 17-19, 2017) – It is not too early to get involved. www.wcdp2017.org

 

UBC Bus Loop Construction Update

Along with the progress on the construction of the new UBC Aquatic Centre, the University of British Columbia continues its work on the renovation project for the UBC Bus Loop.  Visitors to the north end of campus are reminded to allow for some extra time due to the construction in the area affecting Westbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd.

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.

Additional wayfinding information specific to the UBC Aquatic Centre is also online for visitors looking for additional information on how to access the facility.