Welcome to the UBC Aquatic Centre!

Jump in to the new UBC Aquatic Centre for drop-in swimming, aquacize fitness classes, swimming lessons, springboard diving lessons, learn to scuba dive, advanced aquatics, and first aid courses.

DROP-IN SCHEDULE

ADULT PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

FACILITY HOURS

Latest Aquatic Centre News

Father’s Day Swim

Dads celebrate their special day with us.

Bring Dad out for a leisurely Sunday swim to celebrate his big day. Father’s receive a discounted rate of $3.50 with a paid child’s admission.

Visitors are invited to consult our facility drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

Canada Day Long Weekend Hours

ARC Fitness Centre

Saturday June 29: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

UBC Aquatic Centre

Saturday June 29: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: CLOSED

BirdCoop Fitness Centre

Saturday June 29: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

UBC Camps Headquarters

Saturday June 29: CLOSED (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: CLOSED (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: CLOSED

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (DMTSC)

Saturday June 29: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: CLOSED
*Administrative Offices will be closed June 29 – July 1

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

Saturday June 29: CLOSED (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: CLOSED (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: CLOSED

Student Recreation Centre

Saturday June 29: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday June 30: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday July 1: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

UBC Tennis Centre

Saturday June 29: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 30: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday July 1: CLOSED
*No programming running from Saturday to Monday

War Memorial Gym

Saturday June 29: CLOSED
Sunday June 30: CLOSED
Monday July 1: CLOSED

Drowning Prevention Week: July 21 – 27, 2019

July and August mean sunny skies, busy beaches and lots of people out on the water. While rivers, lakes, and oceans may provide a way to escape the heat this summer, July and August also see a spike in drowning rates.

It only takes seconds to drown and most incidents are silent and unexpected, a far cry from the splashing and dramatic screams of Baywatch. A submersion incident where water has entered the lungs can cause complications – and even death- up to 72 hours after a swimmer has struggled in the water. With almost 500 drownings occurring annually in Canada, and over 55 deaths in BC in 2018, do you know how to stay safe while you stay cool this summer?

National Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) – the third week of July – is an annual initiative of the Lifesaving Society aimed at reducing the number of water-related fatalities and drowning incidents by promoting water safety messages in the community.

The UBC Aquatic Centre will be hosting free drop-in programming all week to help keep yourself, your friends, and your family safe – RSVP on Facebook!


Free Drop-In Programming | July 21-27, 2019

Sunday, July 21: Introduction to NDPW – Drowning is Preventable
Monday, July 22: Watch Me, Not Your Phone
Tuesday, July 23: Be Boat Smart – Wear a Lifejacket 
Wednesday, July 24: Learn To Swim To Survive
Thursday, July 25: Be Water Smart – Swim With a Buddy
Friday, July 26: Know Your Limits
Saturday, July 27: Be Water Smart All Year Round


Join us at the UBC Aquatic Centre for free drop-in programming from July 21-27. You’ll learn things like how to recognize a drowning swimmer, how to survive an unexpected fall into water, and how to save someone in need. Our lifeguards and instructors will demonstrate and teach you life-long skills so that you can stay safe while you explore the rivers, lakes, and ocean around campus this summer!

Aquatics Fall Programming Opens July 1

Registration for fall aquatics programs opens July 1, 2019. Browse through our website for up-to-date schedules and full listings of all of our offerings for the fall. Register on-line or in-person.

2019 Canadian UWH Nationals Jun 8-9th

The UBC Underwater Hockey Club will be hosting the 2019 Canadian Underwater Hockey Nationals at the UBC Aquatic Centre on June 8th and 9th. The competition tank will be unavailable to the public during this time and will reopen in time for toonie swim at 6:30pm on Sunday June 9th.

Please consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in Schedules prior to any visit.

56th Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet

The 56th edition of the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet will be hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre May 24-26, 2019.

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 will be joined Olympians and national team athletes in this international swim event. Event information can be found at www.SwimZajac.com.

Event preview via GoThunderbirds.ca

In an effort to support the athletes, the temperature of the water in the 25M Recreation Tank has been temporarily dropped to 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no public swimming during the event (May 24-26) – visitors are reminded to consult the UBC Aquatic Centre Drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

Aquatic Spring Programming Exclusion Dates

Exclusion Dates for May 2019

Monday May 20th Victoria Day No Swimming Lessons
Friday May 24th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons
Saturday May 25th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons
Sunday May 26th Mel Zajac Swim Meet No Swimming Lessons

 

May Long Weekend Hours

The Victoria Day long weekend is for many the unofficial start of summer. Here’s hoping we can be part of your long weekend plans…

UBC Aquatic Centre

Saturday May 18: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Sunday May 19: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Regular Hours)
Monday May 20: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Full details for all facilities managed by UBC Athletics & Recreation.