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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.

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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

Event notice – UBC road closures (Sun. June 25)

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre whom are intending to visit the facility on Sunday June 25 are invited to make note of the following event details which may affect one’s travel to / from or at UBC’s Point Grey campus.  We invite you to allow for extra travel time to campus and to consult the event website directly for changes or updates.

2017 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon (Event page / Event weekend timeline)

Road closures (7:45 – 10:30am) will impact East Mall, Thunderbird, NW/SW Marine Drive, W. 4th Ave., Alma, Point Grey, Cornwall, Burrard Street Bridge. See the Road Closure Notice for full details.

Aquatics Summer Programs!

Aquatics Classes reset in July! Take a look at our aquatics program list and find out what's good for you!

Event notice: possible impacts to travel to UBC

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre whom are intending to visit the facility this upcoming weekend are invited to make note of the following event details which may affect one’s travel to and from UBC’s Point Grey campus.  We invite you to allow for extra travel time to campus and to consult the event website directly for changes or updates.

2017 Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championships p/b Lexus (Event page)

  • Individual Time Trial: Friday, June 9 (5:30pm – 8pm) : Road impacts include 4th Ave. westbound (at Wallace St) and NW Marine Dr. westbound (to Chancellor Blvd.) (see course map)
  • Road Race: Sunday June 11 (7am – 2pm): Road impacts include SW Marine Dr, Camosun Dr., Imperial Dr., 16th Ave (see course map)

National Water Safety Week, Canadian Red Cross

The UBC Aquatic Centre invites students, staff, faculty and residents to consider water safety every day, however encourage our community to make a special effort to increase awareness and water skills during National Water Safety Week – June 3-11, 2017.

The annual campaign by the Canadian Red Cross aims to educate Canadians on how to stay safe around water and prevent drowning incidents. Every year, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities. A high percentage of these preventable water-related fatalities consist of young children, almost always due to lack of or adequate supervision.

 

 

While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life. Learning water safety is key to preventing an emergency in or on the water, and also teaches what to do if you find yourself in an emergency situation. The Red Cross Swim program teaches both swimming skills, and water safety knowledge and skills – the most effective combination in preventing water–related injuries and fatalities. Stay safe this summer and ensure your knowledge by signing-up for youth lessons or adult lessons.

Let us all be safe when enjoying the water this summer.

UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be an official delivery agent of Red Cross swim lessons.

 

Aquacize Classes are Available Now!

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 spring and summer. Join us for free aquacize classes during the free week and find out what's good for you!

New for 2017: UBC Performance Swim Camps

The UBC Aquatic Centre is excited to be working with the UBC Varsity Swim Programs and UBC Camps on the development and delivery of “UBC Performance Swim Camps”.

Building on the legacy of Tom Johnson Swim Camps previously delivered at UBC, both Tom Johnson and Chris Hindmarch-Watson have agreed to partner with UBC to grow and and expand the camps for the first summer in the new UBC Aquatic Centre. Accomplishments of camp alumni, both in and out of the water are impressive – campers have gone on to stand on the podium at Provincial, National and International competitions while others have represented Canada at major internationals, including at the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Not only will the camps provide some student-athletes with employment during the summer, but proceeds from the UBC Performance Swim Camps will benefit the UBC Varsity Swim Programs.

Register now 

 

2017 Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet

The UBC Aquatic Centre will be open for public swimming from 2:00pm – 3:45pm May 26 – 28, 2017 – this in order to facilitate the hosting of the 2017 Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet. The Mel Zajac Jr International returns for its 54th year and UBC looks forward to continuing to bring the top swimmers from around the world to Vancouver.

Event website:   www.swimzajac.com    (includes Meet Package, Technical Package, Event Start List/Psych Sheet, Real-time results)

Article with video:  World class field and facility highlight 54th Zajac Swim Meet (UBC Athletics)

@SwimZajac #newUBCpool

Victoria Day Long Weekend – Holiday hours

The UBC community and members of the public are invited to make note of changes to the UBC Aquatic Centre facility hours for Victoria Day – Monday May 22:

⦁ 1:00 – 5:00pm  :  Recreation and Leisure tanks
⦁ 1:00 – 3:00pm  :  Steam & Sauna

Patrons are reminded to consult the drop-in schedule prior to any visit to the facility:
http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/aquatics/aquatics-drop-in/

Facility staff wish you the very best for the long weekend.