Get Out There: The UBC Aquatic Centre

Did you have a blast at Inner Tube Water Polo last week? If so, consider checking out all of the activities and services the UBC Aquatic Centre has to offer to you as UBC student and fitness aficionado!


Photo: UBC Aquatic Centre

The UBC Aquatic Centre, located directly across from the Student Union Building, boasts many impressive facilities- all FREE to UBC students with the presentation of a current UBC student card! The indoor pool is open for lane swimming Monday through Saturday in the mornings and public swimming is open throughout the afternoon and evening until 9:30 pm, with closures only from 1:45-4:00 pm and 5:30-8:00 pm during the day. For those new to swimming, or looking to improve their abilities, the Aquatic Centre also offers adult lessons for many different levels. Check out the schedule here.
In addition to aquatic facilities, the Centre also is home to a fitness centre and a steam room & sauna. In addition, fitness classes such as Hot Yoga or Zumba dancing are all available at inexpensive drop-in rates!
If you are looking to improve your fitness this coming semester, consider checking out the UBC Aquatic Centre and take advantage of this inexpensive and accessible on-campus resource! Happy swimming!
P.S. The upper atrium of the Aquatic Centre is one of UBC’s most popular nap-time locations!

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