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 hours will be in effect on BC Day, Monday August 3rd:
BirdCoop Fitness Centre
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Student Recreation Centre
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UBC Aquatic Centre
UBC Tennis Centre
The UBC Aquatic Centre is now open for spring/summer drop-in swimming, lessons, aqua fitness classes, and more. Visit the Aquatics tab for a full list of programs and classes.
Swimming Lessons and Drop-In Swimming
Safety and First-Aid
Looking for a First Aid course? Thinking of becoming a Lifeguard at a swimming pool? Courses are starting in May for a variety of programs, including Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross/Medallion, and more.
Children’s Birthday Parties
Book your Child’s Birthday Party at the UBC Aquatic Centre! You bring the kids, we provide the fun! Packages include a Birthday Party Leader for up to 12 children in the pool who provide age appropriate activities and games, safety supervision of large inflatables in the water and to help parents in the classroom with food, cake and games.
The UBC Aquatic Centre will be conducting a Fire Drill on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:30am. Regular fire drills are an important component of maintaining the Aquatic Centre’s emergency preparedness and in providing a safe environment to our customers and staff. During the fire drill the facility will be fully evacuated and all patrons will be expected to exit the facility. The drill should take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Your participation in the fire drill and your feedback is important to us. As a token of our appreciation, we will be providing coffee, tea and doughnuts in the Aquatic Centre classroom after the drill has been completed and we return to the facility.
Thank you for your cooperation.
UBC Aquatic Centre Staff
The UBC Aquatic Centre Facility will be closed May 1 – 3 for a VPS Swim Meet.
The front desk will be open for program registration, membership and rental renewals as well as locker possession pickup. If you have any questions please call the front desk at 604 822-4501.