Welcome to UBC Recreation Aquatics

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.

What’s New?

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Reduced Hours

September 20, 2023

UBC Recreation’s Sports Facilities will have adjusted hours on Saturday, Sept 30 and Monday, Oct 2 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

*New* 2STNB & Sensory Sensitive Swim Times

September 18, 2023

The UBC Aquatic Centre is excited to introduce two new swim times! Join us for Sensory Sensitive Swim on Wednesday mornings and Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary (2STNB) Swim on Friday evenings.

Aquatic Centre Closure | September 9

September 8, 2023

Guests of the UBC Aquatic Centre are reminded that the facility will be closed on Saturday, September 9 to facilitate In-Service staff training for the 100+ student-staff who work at the facility. Additionally, the UBC Aquatic Centre will re-open on Sunday, September 10, but will be closing at 4:00 PM to the public for a private event. 

What’s Happening in September at UBC Rec?

August 28, 2023

With Back-to-School season approaching fast, we’re providing a breakdown of all the events coming your way this September!

Fall 2023 Gender Inclusive Update

August 22, 2023

Beginning fall 2023, UBC Recreation is introducing some changes across our programs, specifically for adult programs aged 18 and above. To encourage an inclusive environment and better identify experiences that may be impacted by gender related considerations, additional designations will be included in the names or descriptions of activities. 

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