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

National Drowning Prevention Week

The Lifesaving Society traditionally celebrates National Drowning Prevention Week during the third week of July, and reminds all Canadians to be water smart regardless of where and when they find themselves near water.

Here at the UBC Aquatic Centre we want to invite you to please remember to keep your children within arm’s reach whenever in the aquatic environment: If you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far. Always supervise children.

Additionally, UBC Athletics & Recreation would like to acknowledge the student-staff and summer staff who make-up the life-saving team at the facility. The aquatic supervisors, lifeguards and cashiers provide hours of service day-in, and day-out twelve months a year to keep us all safe. Thank you to our staff for everything they do to keep us safe.

More information on National Drowning Prevention Week can be found here – www.lifesavingsociety.com.

National Drowning Prevention Week Drowning
Vancouver will be host city of the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (Oct. 17-19, 2017) – It is not too early to get involved. www.wcdp2017.org


UBC Bus Loop Construction Update

Along with the progress on the construction of the new UBC Aquatic Centre, the University of British Columbia continues its work on the renovation project for the UBC Bus Loop.  Visitors to the north end of campus are reminded to allow for some extra time due to the construction in the area affecting Westbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd.

Drop-off & Parking:  The closest parking lot to the UBC Aquatic Centre is the North Parkade, situated north of the facility on Student Union Blvd. A map outlining the location of the North Parkade in relation to the UBC Aquatic Centre can be found here: Maps.  Please note there is NO drop-off or pick-up from University Blvd to the south of the UBC Aquatic Centre adjacent the UBC AMS Nest.

UBC Road Closures and Construction Information:  A construction map is available to help our UBC community navigate the Vancouver campus. The map is updated weekly.

Additional wayfinding information specific to the UBC Aquatic Centre is also online for visitors looking for additional information on how to access the facility.

T-Birds Bound for Rio Olympics


A record number of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches, and staff were sent off to Rio from UBC Wednesday afternoon and UBC’s incoming President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono made sure they were sent off in style.Full Story

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