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UBC REC Free Week (May 22-28, 2018)

Free Week is a chance for new and returning students, staff & faculty, and the general public to try out any instructor-led classes with UBC Recreation. 

Try out as many classes as you want, for free!

We welcome you to drop-in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps, and aquatics classes for free during the second week of classes of every semester. No experience is required. Try as many classes as you would like, and register for your favourites!

Get up, get out, join us for FREE WEEK!

UBC Aquatic Camps – spaces remain…

Still scrambling to plan the family’s summer schedule?

Fear not – there are spaces still available with aquatics camps being delivered at the UBC Aquatic Centre!

See UBC Camps

UBC to host big names during 2018 Zajac Jr Int’l

The 55th edition of the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet will be hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre June 1 – 3, 2018.  The event serves as the first leg of the West Coast Open Series.

UBC Varsity Swimming Programs together with Vancouver Pacific Swim Club (VPSC) are co-hosts of the event along with the UBC Aquatic Centre.  Top swimmers from across BC and the Pacific Northwest Swimmers will be joined by 4-time Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte and 2-time Olympic medallist Caeleb Dressel as well as those Olympians and national team athletes that are part of High Performance Centre – Vancouver.

The Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet has a rich history on the international sport calendar and is growing in popularity after several quiet years. The Zajac Family, has, through the Zajac Foundation, been long-time supporters of this event. The other events of the West Coast Open Series are:

  • June 7-10:  TYR Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara, CA
  • June 21-24: Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions – Mission Viejo, CA

Mark your calendar and plan to be part of the action – Whether you would like to compete, spectate, or volunteer there are many ways to be involved in Zajac 2018.


PLEASE NOTE: There will be no public swimming during the event (June 1 – 3) – visitors are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

Relive the UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day in photos

Whether you participated in the 2018 UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day on May 4, or not, everyone can relive the fun – and check out the costumes – in this photo gallery from the Vancouver event.

NOTICE: Road closures (UBC – Point Grey campus)

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are invited to make note of the following updates from UBC’s Campus & Community Planning regarding road closure updates for UBC’s Point Grey campus. Please consider alternate routes and/or planning ahead to avoid delays.

  1. Student Union Boulevard Repaving Saturday, May 12th – The road will require lane closures. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but expect some delays. Transit buses will be temporarily relocated to the transit exchange. See TransLink website for updates on where to catch buses.
  2. Pavement Marking on Osoyoos Crescent Saturday, May 12th – The pavement markings along Osoyoos Crescent by Acadia Park will be redone. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but expect some minor delays.
  3. The annual Run for Women will be hosted in Wesbrook Village Saturday, May 12th. It results in temporary disruption along Wesbrook Mall. Plan ahead to avoid delays.
  4. Pavement marking work on Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Boulevard Wednesday, May 16th – The pavement markings on Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd will be repainted. As these roads are quite busy there will be delays while the work is underway. Efforts will be made to avoid peak periods to minimize disruption, but expect delays and obey traffic control personnel.

UBC Campus & Community Planning – Road Closures

Be There: May 26 – “The Best Swim Party Ever!”

UBC Varsity Swim Programs are hosting a social event on Saturday May 26th. With a program that will include music, guest speakers, light appetizers, and beverages this is not your typical sport social evening. This is about the swim community coming together to share stories of the past, excitement for the current state of swimming and opportunities for the future right here in the water at UBC.  No need for a tux, no need for a speedo, this is a casual affair where you will be right at home just as you are.

Proceeds to support scholarships and program enhancement.

“The Best Swim Party Ever!” (Sat. May 26): Full event details 

UBC REC Guide for Spring & Summer now online

Your online PDF version of the 2018 Spring & Summer UBC Recreation Guide is available online. Whereas there are hard-copies available for you at the front desk, we know many of you opt to consult the document online.

Visitors are encouraged to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

Notice: Steam room closure (May 31)

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised that the facility’s steam room will not be available on Thursday May 31. The space will be off limits to facility users to facilitate tile repairs.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Visitors are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in schedule prior to any visit.