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
Please be advised that effective today, Friday September 23, 2016, new construction related to the Old SUB (Student Union Building) has started. As a result there will be regular and on-going changes to some pedestrian and vehicular access to the UBC Aquatic Centre, and within the vicinity of War Memorial Gym, UBC Bus Loop, and the AMS Nest.
More specifically, there are changes being made to pedestrian and vehicular paths of travel from Student Union Blvd adjacent the SRC (Student Recreation Centre) to the UBC Aquatic Centre.
We are working with campus authorities and will share more detailed updates as they become available. A reminder that a construction map of UBC Road Closures and Construction Information is available online and updated weekly.
The management team of the UBC Aquatic Centre together with our colleagues at UBC Equity & Inclusion and UBC Campus & Community Planning, would like to thank the more than 350 individuals who joined the conversation by completing the change room survey (Sept. 1 – 15, 2016). Survey results are reviewed and compiled so that they can inform the design of the facility signage. As part of this engagement process an update on survey results will be shared in the coming months.
Ubyssey article (2016-09-14): http://ubyssey.ca/news/aquatic-centre-consults-community-on-signage/
UBC is building a new, modern aquatic centre that will expand and update the current aquatic facilities. A new UBC Aquatic Centre will service the growing residential neighbourhoods on campus. A balance between a high performance training facility and a neighbourhood recreational facility is a mandate of the final project. UBC Aquatic Centre staff are engaging with the aquatic community, pool users and the public as part of the process of developing programming and service levels for the new facility. Click here for additional information on the project.
In collaboration with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, the UBC Aquatic Centre is exploring options for signage in the new UBC Aquatic Centre to ensure the Centre is welcoming, respectful and inclusive to all its’ patrons. We are currently examining the signage for washrooms and change rooms, including a universal change room area. A universal change room is an all genders shared space that allows individuals and families to access change rooms, private shower stalls, and accessible washrooms with changing tables. Through this survey we are seeking community input to inform the design of signage for the UBC Aquatic Centre, and to shape the direction for current and future signage for UBC Athletic and Recreation facilities.
Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey prior to September 15, 2016, that will help inform how the new UBC Aquatic Centre can be a more inclusive and respectful place for everyone.
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