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

Pool & Hot Tub Closure – January 30 7:30am – 12:00pm

The pool and hot tub will be closed on Friday January 30th from 7:30am – 12:00pm while final systems to the new chlorine room are brought online. The pool will resume regularly scheduled programs at 12:00pm.

The steam room and weight room will be open as per regular scheduled hours.

Open House: Free Classes Jan 12 – 16, 2015

Get 2015 started off right by committing to being physically active. Join us from Jan 12-18 for free classes and swimming at the UBC Student Recreation Centre, Ponderosa Commons Studio, and the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Free swimming Jan 12 – 16, 2015

7:30am – 10:00am (Long Course 50M)                                10:00am – 1:45pm (Short Course 25M)


Free Aquasize Classes Jan 12 – 16, 2015

Please see below schedule.


Drop In Calendar


You’re Invited – UBC Aquatic Centre Pool Party!

Come celebrate the holiday at the UBC Aquatic Centre!

Saturday December 20th

1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Inflatables setup in the pool with Christmas Music to put you in the Holiday Spirit!

Notice of Construction & Detour – Athlete’s Way

From early December through January, there will be construction and detours at Athlete’s Way (the pathway between the Student Recreation Centre and War Memorial Gym). As part of the construction, the work being performed will have the following impacts:

  • There will be trenches from between the SUB/north parkade, down to beside our building and all the way up athletes way for install of new water piping infrastructure.
  • Estimated this will take a month, but will be in phases where each area will be occupied for 2 weeks before the next section is started and the previous is re-filled.

Detours and Access Limitations

  • There will be a narrow walk-way along the east side (side nearest to the Student Recreation Centre) of the Student Union Building providing access to the UBC Aquatic Centre, War Memorial Gym, and along War toward Wesbrook Mall.
  • No access between the SRC and SUB for the first portion of the project (estimated to be the first 2-3 weeks after construction begins)
  • No access from the SRC to War Memorial Gym or Aquatic Centre without walking toward North Parkade and detouring around the Student Union Building or walking around the bus loop along Wesbrook Mall.

Also, please note that during this time, SRC building access will be limited to:

  • Main entrance doors only
  • The secondary entrance doors near the bike rack will only be accessible by a small walkway along the side of the building
  • For accessibility, a ramp will be installed to create a walkway through the garden and down the side of the building

Maps of the construction area have been provided to better outline the detours and impacts during this time.

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