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

UBC Recreation BC Day Holiday Hours

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


UBC Aquatic Centre Now Open for Spring/Summer Programs

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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

Whether you’re looking for the latest Aquacize class or want to attend a $2 drop-in swim, the Aquatic Centre has a program for you this summer.

Swimming Lessons

Available for Adults and Youth, there are public and private class options available starting in May and running through August.

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. 

Aquatic Centre Fire Drill May 13 at 11:30am

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

UBC Aquatics Cashier Open May 2nd – 3rd

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.