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Latest Aquatic Centre News

Notice: Schedule Changes for Saturday May 19th

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised of the following changes to the facility schedule for the morning of Sat May 19, 2018.

  • 50M Comp to open at 10:00am
  • 25M Rec tank to open at 8:30am
  • Hot tub to open at 8:30am
  • Steam Sauna to open at 10:00am
  • Leisure to open at 8:30am
    Note: the above are changes from the regularly published schedule.

The changes above have been made to accommodate a departmental wide network maintenance outage. Payment systems may be impacted temporarily as systems come back online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A reminder that visitors to the UBC Aquatic Centre should visit the website and consult the Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

ProD Day: Friday May 18

Families are being offered discounted rates to the UBC Aquatic Centre for the Professional Development Day (ProD Day) for local schools scheduled for Friday May 18.

  • Children         $2.75
  • Youth              $4.25
  • Adults              $5 


Special rates will apply for those visitors entering the facility between 11AM and 2PM, and access will be limited to 4PM.

A reminder for visitors that for reasons of safety, facility staff must maintain Patron : Lifeguard ratios and as such space is limited at any given time.

Visitors are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.  Facility information can be found on UBC Aquatic Centre website.

May Long Weekend Operating Hours

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised that there will be modified hours for the May long weekend (Saturday May 19 – Monday May 21).

UBC Aquatic Centre

Saturday, May 19th – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 20th – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, May 21st – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Visitors are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

For details on operating hours for other facilities managed by UBC Athletics & Recreation click here.

UBC REC Free Week (May 22-28, 2018)

Free Week is a chance for new and returning students, staff & faculty, and the general public to try out any instructor-led classes with UBC Recreation. 

Try out as many classes as you want, for free!

We welcome you to drop-in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps, and aquatics classes for free during the second week of classes of every semester. No experience is required. Try as many classes as you would like, and register for your favourites!

Get up, get out, join us for FREE WEEK!

Relive the UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day in photos

Whether you participated in the 2018 UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day on May 4, or not, everyone can relive the fun – and check out the costumes – in this photo gallery from the Vancouver event.

UBC Aquatic Camps – spaces remain…

Still scrambling to plan the family’s summer schedule?

Fear not – there are spaces still available with aquatics camps being delivered at the UBC Aquatic Centre!

See UBC Camps

UBC to host big names during 2018 Zajac Jr Int’l

The 55th edition of the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet will be hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre June 1 – 3, 2018.  The event serves as the first leg of the West Coast Open Series.

UBC Varsity Swimming Programs together with Vancouver Pacific Swim Club (VPSC) are co-hosts of the event along with the UBC Aquatic Centre.  This past week organizers confirmed that 12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte and 2-time Olympic medallist Caeleb Dressel will join the list of top swimmers from across BC, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada that will be competing at the event in Vancouver during the first weekend in June.

The Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet has a rich history on the international sport calendar and is growing in popularity after several quiet years. The Zajac Family, has, through the Zajac Foundation been long-time supporters of this event. The other events of the West Coast Open Series are:

  • June 7-10:  TYR Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara, CA
  • June 21-24: Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions – Mission Viejo, CA

Mark your calendar and plan to be part of the action – Whether you would like to compete, spectate, or volunteer there are many ways to be involved in Zajac 2018.


NOTICE: Road closures (UBC – Point Grey campus)

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are invited to make note of the following updates from UBC’s Campus & Community Planning regarding road closure updates for UBC’s Point Grey campus. Please consider alternate routes and/or planning ahead to avoid delays.

  1. Student Union Boulevard Repaving Saturday, May 12th – The road will require lane closures. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but expect some delays. Transit buses will be temporarily relocated to the transit exchange. See TransLink website for updates on where to catch buses.
  2. Pavement Marking on Osoyoos Crescent Saturday, May 12th – The pavement markings along Osoyoos Crescent by Acadia Park will be redone. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but expect some minor delays.
  3. The annual Run for Women will be hosted in Wesbrook Village Saturday, May 12th. It results in temporary disruption along Wesbrook Mall. Plan ahead to avoid delays.
  4. Pavement marking work on Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Boulevard Wednesday, May 16th – The pavement markings on Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd will be repainted. As these roads are quite busy there will be delays while the work is underway. Efforts will be made to avoid peak periods to minimize disruption, but expect delays and obey traffic control personnel.

UBC Campus & Community Planning – Road Closures