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 Open House – February 19

Join us at the UBC Recreation Open House from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday February 19 at the UBC Tennis Centre (6160 Thunderbird Blvd.)

Meet staff and instructors from across our sports facilities, try out the indoor tennis courts, learn about new aquatic, fitness, and yoga program offerings, or simply enjoy some snacks and refreshments.

UBC Recreation Family Day Holiday Hours

The following holiday hours will be in effect on Monday February 8th, in observance of BC Family Day:

BirdCoop Fitness Centre: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre: regular hours

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse: closed, except for existing bookings

Student Recreation Centre: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UBC Tennis Centre: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

UBC Aquatic Centre: closed, except for Family Day Toonie Swim from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aquatic Centre Family Day Hours

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Join Us For $2 BC FAMILY DAY!

Tuesday February 9th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


New Facility Project Reaches Major Milestone


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January marks a significant milestone for the new UBC Aquatic Centre project as the new facility’s roof is now complete. UBC staff and athletes took time out this week to acknowledge the work of the construction crew, some of whom have been working on-site since the start of the $39-million project in August 2014. The project continues to be on track for completion for late fall 2016. More information on this story is available here
Come together with neighbours and share pool programming ideas with staff at the UBC Athletics & Recreation Open House scheduled for Friday February 19th (3-6pm). More information on this project is available here.