UBC Aquatic Centre OPEN for the SUMMER

The UBC Aquatic Centre is open to students, faculty, staff, residents and the general public for summer 2021 following the successful completion of our Annual Preventative Maintenance Closure (APMC – May 21- June 20).

We have length swimming, community swimming, and aqua fitness amongst other options as early as 6:45AM most weekdays. Guests are invited to consult our facility schedule in advance and reminded that pre-registration is required and open 50 hours prior to the start of any given session.

Changes as part of Step 2 in BC’s Restart Plan

  • Personal equipment (inclusive of snorkels) can be used as of re-opening;
  • Additional change room cubicles and bathroom spaces will be made available for the week of July 5 onwards;
  • Guests will see increased capacities introduced as early as the the week of July 5 (length swimming, community swims, swimming lessons, camps and aqua fitness).


UBC Recreation will continue to monitor the situation and adjust programs and facility access based on risks. All updates on the status of recreation programming and activities (including the safe resumption of suspended programs) will be posted here: https://recreation.ubc.ca/covid-updates/aqua-covid/.

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Know before you go: Please be advised that there is on-going construction of the Pacific Residences affecting traffic patterns on Student Union Boulevard. It is suggested that visitors plan for a 5-10 additional travel time as contingency. UBC Campus Road Closures Map.

We look forward to having you back.


PS: Shelldon has missed you!