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
The following facility hours are in effect for the spring/summer terms:
BirdCoop Fitness Centre
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Pro Shop Hours
May 1 – May 30, 2016
Monday-Wednesday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm
June 1 – June 30, 2016
Monday-Thursday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9:45 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm
July 1 – August 31, 2016
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 12:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 12:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 12:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Statutory Holidays: closed
John M.S. Lucky UBC Boathouse
Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Office hours at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse vary based on the season and will differ from program operating hours. Please call 604.247.2951 for full availability.
Student Recreation Centre
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UBC Aquatic Centre
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Gym & Steam/Sauna Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 9:45 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:45 pm
UBC Tennis Centre
Monday-Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Victoria Day: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The UBC Aquatic Centre will be closed May 26-29, 2016 in order to host the 2016 Annual Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet. The Mel Zajac International returns for its 53rd year and we look forward to continuing to bring the top swimmers from around the world to Vancouver.
Hosting events remains a strategic way for UBC Athletics & Recreation to support recreation, sport and active living in western Canada. UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be host venue for a number of upcoming events. We invite patrons to make note of the upcoming event dates, holidays and related changes to facility hours and operations:
|Dates||Event||UBC Aquatic Centre Operations|
|Thu May 26 – Sun May 29||Mel Zajac Swim Meet||Facility closed to public|
|Sat Jun 18||Point Grey Triathlon||Pool closed 6am – 2pm – gym/sauna/steam open|
|Fri Jul 1||Canada Day (Stat Holiday)||Facility closed|
|Mon Aug 1||BC Day (Stat Holiday)||Facility closed|
|Sat Aug 27 – Tue Aug 30||Americas Masters Games||Facility closed to public|
|Mon Sep 5||Labour Day (Stat Holiday)||Facility closed|
The inaugural Americas Masters Games will be hosted in Vancouver this summer. To 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.
The UBC Aquatic Centre will be the host venue for swimming Saturday August 27 through Tuesday August 30 inclusively.
Despite the event being less than 100 days away, it is not too late to register as a participant or volunteer.
For more information visit: 2016vancouvergames.com