New UBC Aquatic Centre Now Open

On January 23, 2017, the new UBC Aquatic Centre officially opened. The facility is a state-of-the-art facility that serves athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs. The new facility’s natatorium can accommodate nearly 1,000 bathers, and the viewing area in the mezzanine can host up to 460 spectators.

The new facility features include:

  • 25 metre recreational pool with diving boards and accessible ramp
  • 50 metre competition pool with Omega Swiss Timing System Leisure pool and lazy river with accessible ramp
  • 34-person family friendly hot tub with accessibility lift
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Viewing decks and spectator areas
  • Men’s, women’s, and universal change rooms
  • Meeting room
  • Wet classroom

**The UBC Aquatic Centre uses both chlorine and UV purification

The first event will be UBC Recreation’s Triathlon/Duathlon taking place on March 11, 2017.

For those interested in an in-person visit tot the new UBC pool, consider visiting during the Opening Weekend on Mar 3-5, when there will be the $2 swims, a showing of Finding Nemo, and more fun activities!