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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

Locker Expiration April 30, 2017

Locker rental agreements will expire on April 30th 2017 at 12pm

Please empty your locker and return the lock to UBC AC Front Desk staff. If you do not return the lock, your belongings will be cleared from your locker on Monday May 1st 2017 at 8am.  If you wish to re-new your locker for the Spring Summer 2017 term (May 2nd to August 31st) please remove your items for locker cleaning and re-new your locker rental at the front desk.

If you have any questions please contact UBC Aquatic Centre at aquatic.centre@ubc.ca

Dreaming BIG: English Channel Swim – July 2017

Jessi Harewicz swims open water in the ocean near Vancouver in preparation for the English Channel swim July 2017.

 

Jessi Harewicz is training to do what only a few dozen Canadians have ever successfully done – swim the English Channel. With her successful crossing of the Georgia Straight in June 2016 (only the third woman to do so) Jessi has had her sights set on this loftier goal for some time.  Most of the staff and patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are likely not even aware but she has been in their midst for quite some time – The Kitsilano resident completes two 60-120 minute training sessions per week in addition to her ‘long workout’ of 2-6 hours in preparation for July.

In an effort to support Jessi’s training program, the facility management team has agreed to bend the facility policies and will be allowing Jessi to bring food in a sealed and clearly labelled container on-deck for consumption during her training sessions over the coming weeks.

We all have goals in life. Here’s hoping that as facility staff and patrons you may be inspired by how Jessi is challenging herself and might share a few words of encouragement the next time you see her in the pool.

 

 

 

Download your 2017 UBC Summer Camps Guide

All kids should experience the positive benefits of recreation and the opportunity to build confidence, social, and life skills through our tailored camps programming. View our Camps Guide for everything you need to know about the programs we offer.

View the 2017 UBC Summer Camps Guide for all the information you need to know to get moving.

2017 Spring Summer Guides Now Available

UBC Recreation is here to get our community moving. We’re proud to offer a variety of programs and activities for everyone of all ages and skill levels. From first time swim lessons for 6-month olds to intramural league sports and Seniors Tennis, and everything in between.

View the 2017 Spring Summer Guide for all the information you need to know to get moving.

Spring Registration NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for Youth and Adult Spring Programs! Please make note of the start date of each program and dates when classes will not be running. Register online, over the phone or in person to secure your spot today!

Pedestrian Route Changes | Finding your way to the SRC, new UBC Aquatic Centre, and War Memorial Gym

 

UBC bus loop closes March 6.

The new UBC Bus Exchange located off Wesbrook Mall at University Boulevard partially opens on March 6. Bus stops from the old bus loop, including the popular 99 B-Line, will relocate temporarily to Wesbrook Mall on March 6.

Bus stops making the move include 25, 33, 41, 43, 49, 99 B-Line, and 480. The stops will relocate until construction of the new UBC Bus Exchange is completed in May 2017. The popular 99 B-Line stop will move to the entrance of the new UBC Bus Exchange.

Please note:

The sidewalks along Student Union Blvd and Wesbrook Mall are now closed. Detour routes around the Student Recreation Centre and new Aquatic Centre are provided as shown in the map. The old bus loop is the site of the future Gage South student residence.

Plan your trip at transportation.ubc.ca.

 

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk south towards the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk past the Student Recreation Centre along the construction fences towards the new UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Follow the path past the UBC Aquatic Centre and continue past the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • War Memorial Gym is directly in front of you.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk between the SRC and the Old SUB construction site (fenced area)
  • The new UBC Aquatic Centre is directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk south towards the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk past the Student Recreation Centre along the construction fences towards the new UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Follow the path past the UBC Aquatic Centre and continue past the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • War Memorial Gym is directly in front of you.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre
  • Walk between the SRC and the Old SUB construction site (fenced area)
  • The new UBC Aquatic Centre is directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

    • Head south across the street and you will see the Student Recreation Centre

To War Memorial Gym

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • To get to War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • Walk through War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    • Walk up the steps into the gym foyer - crossing the foyer, and exiting on the north end of the building and walking down the steps towards the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • Continue north on the path towards and you'll see the new UBC Aquatic Centre directly in front of you.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Walk west down University Blvd. past Mahoney and Sons. You should be walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street from Mahoney and Sons.
  • Walk through War Memorial Gym, turn right at the path between the construction sites and the gym is marked by a large poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    • Walk up the steps into the gym foyer - crossing the foyer, and exiting on the north end of the building and walking down the steps towards the new UBC Bus Exchange
  • Continue north on the path towards the UBC Aquatic Centre.
  • Pass the UBC Aquatic Centre and the Student Recreation will be on your right.

To War Memorial Gym

  • Head west on University Blvd on the sidewalk opposite Mahoney & Sons:
    1. turn right at the first path and the Gym is marked with a poster of an individual climbing and the words “human potential reached from here”
    2. Turn right just before the stairs onto the path that goes around the south side of the building.
    3. Turn left into the doors directly before the set of stairs on the path.

To the Student Recreation Centre

  • Head west, to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.
  • Head to the end of the path and turn left to move around the Old SUB. You will continue to walk around this building and the fences surrounding it.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn left to the ramp, then turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch.
  • Follow this path until you see the Student Recreation Centre on your right.

To the UBC Aquatic Centre

  • Head to the end of the roundabout on University Blvd and turn right towards the sign saying AMS Student Nest. Keep to the right.
  • Head to the end of the path and turn left to move around the Old SUB. You will continue to walk around this building and the fences surrounding it.
  • The path will open up into the Student Nest Plaza. Turn left to the ramp, then turn right to head north and follow the path by the tall trees.
  • Turn right to head east at the path before the statue of the woman holding up a torch.
  • Follow this path until you see the Student Recreation Centre on your right.
  • Right before you reach the Student Recreation Centre, turn right along the path with fences lined with “Welcome to the new UBC Pool”. Follow the path and the UBC Aquatic Centre will be on your left.

NEW Aquatic Centre is OPEN!!!

We are in our NEW Aquatic Centre! Come visit us in our brand new facility. The Aquatic Centre has a 50m competition pool, a 25m recreational pool, a leisure pool, spectator seating, a hot tub, universal change rooms, and more!

Reduced Operations on March 11, 2017 | UBC Triathlon Duathlon

32nd annual UBC Triathlon Duathlon will be held at the new UBC Aquatic Centre Saturday March 11, 2017.  This is one of the key annual events presented by UBC Recreation Intramurals, and the first triathlon to be held in the new facility! There will be restrictions to public access to certain parts of the facility (50m competition tank, steam and sauna) between 6:00 and 13:00 to support the event operations.

We are still open to the public! Despite the space being used for the event, lessons registrants and the public are reminded that the facility remains open. However, as explained above, the 50m tank, steam, and sauna will be closed during the event. Patrons are invited to check the drop-in schedule in advance of their visit.

For more information on UBC TriDu visit ubcrectridu.ca.