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 Spring/Summer 2016 Facility Hours

The following facility hours are in effect for the spring/summer terms:

BirdCoop Fitness Centre
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 12:00 am – 5:00 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in fitness class schedule.

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Pro Shop Hours
May 1 – May 30, 2016
Monday-Wednesday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm

June 1 – June 30, 2016
Monday-Thursday: 10:15 am – 10:45 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9:45 am – 11:15 pm
Sunday: 9:15 am – 9:15 pm

July 1 – August 31, 2016
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 12:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 12:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 12:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Statutory Holidays: closed

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in ice schedule.

John M.S. Lucky UBC Boathouse
Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Office hours at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse vary based on the season and will differ from program operating hours. Please call 604.247.2951 for full availability.

Student Recreation Centre
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in sports schedule.

UBC Aquatic Centre

Pool Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

Gym & Steam/Sauna Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 9:45 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:45 pm

Click here to view the Spring/Summer drop-in aquatics schedule.

UBC Tennis Centre
Monday-Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Victoria Day: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

2016 Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet

mel zajac 2016

The UBC Aquatic Centre will be closed May 26-29, 2016 in order to host the 2016 Annual Mel Zajac Jr International Swim Meet. The Mel Zajac International returns for its 53rd year and we look forward to continuing to bring the top swimmers from around the world to Vancouver.




Mark your Calendars for Spring & Summer

Hosting events remains a strategic way for UBC Athletics & Recreation to support recreation, sport and active living in western Canada. UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be host venue for a number of upcoming events. We invite patrons to make note of the upcoming event dates, holidays and related changes to facility hours and operations:

Dates Event UBC Aquatic Centre Operations
Thu May 26 – Sun May 29 Mel Zajac Swim Meet  Facility closed to public
Sat Jun 18 Point Grey Triathlon   Pool closed 6am – 2pm  – gym/sauna/steam open
Fri Jul 1 Canada Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed
Mon Aug 1 BC Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed
Sat Aug 27 – Tue Aug 30 Americas Masters Games  Facility closed to public
Mon Sep 5 Labour Day (Stat Holiday)  Facility closed


UBC is host venue for swimming among other sports for Americas Masters Games

The inaugural Americas Masters Games will be hosted in Vancouver this summer. To be held from August 26 through September 4, thousands of masters athletes will come together to compete in 25 sports. The nine-day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games (the world’s largest multi-sport event), offering an opportunity for sports enthusiasts and athletes of all skill levels 30 years of age and older to compete in the Americas region.

The UBC Aquatic Centre will be the host venue for swimming Saturday August 27 through Tuesday August 30 inclusively.

Despite the event being less than 100 days away, it is not too late to register as a participant or volunteer.

For more information visit:       2016vancouvergames.com