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Latest Aquatic Centre News

USPORTS National Swimming Championships

UBC Aquatic Centre Operating Hours

Facility users should note that due to the hosting of the 2019 USPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming Championships, the facility will see a change in operating hours. On Wed February 20th the competition tank, steam and sauna will be closed to the public. The leisure pool, 25m recreation pool and the hot tub will be open. Visitors to the UBC Aquatic Centre are reminded to consult the facility drop-in schedule prior to any visit.

On Thursday February 21 through and inclusive of Saturday February 23, 2019 there will be no access for public, students, staff and faculty without an event ticket.

Following the Tbird success during the 2018 Odlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific athletes are excited to be hosting the best university athletes here at home this winter and will be looking to defend their titles at National Champions.

For those keen to wear their Blue & Gold and support our Tbirds, ticketing information will also be made available in the coming weeks. Organizers will also be looking for volunteers to assist with the hosting of this event. Bookmark or subscribe via GoThunderbirds.ca to be guaranteed updates.

Temporary Closures to Limited Areas of the Deck

Patrons of the UBC Aquatic Centre are to be advised to expect temporary closures to limited areas of the deck on Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15, 2019 as work is being conducted on site. Safety is our number one priority and we encourage everyone to make note of all on deck signage and continue to follow specific directions given by the lifeguard.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

A reminder that visitors to the UBC Aquatic Centre should visit the website and consult the Drop-in Schedule prior to any visit.

Want The Best Seat at U SPORTS Nationals?

The UBC Aquatic Centre is excited to host 2019 U SPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming Championships February 21st to February 23rd! Volunteering at this event gives you the best seat in house; right in front of all the action! No training required. Have a great time, see the action up close, support a national event in your community and gain some experience in a unique environment.
Sign up today by completing this survey online https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BRzzm9YnuYxxeB  We look forward to seeing you on the pool deck.

Spring Break Aquatic Camp Instructors

Aquatics Camps Hiring

We are still on the hunt for some Aquatics / Swim Camp Instructors and Aquatics / Swim Camp Supervisors for spring break camps. Make a little extra money over spring break (Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 and Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 29, 2018). Gain some valuable leadership experience and build your resume! Competitive pay and flexible hours. Make a difference, make a positive impact in a camper’s life and have fun!

Camps run between 9am and 4pm for a 7 hour day. This position requires leaders to be in the water directly supervising and engaging campers.

Who are we looking for?

  • People with experience working with children in group settings
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Aquatic specific knowledge & skills is an asset
  • Valid Standard First-Aid/CPR Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

Please review the job postings and follow the application instructions in the documents.

We Are Open!

Despite the snowy conditions yesterday our doors are open today, February 13 2019.  Look forward to seeing everyone at the pool.

Family Day Long Weekend Hours | Feb. 18, 2019

Family Day at the UBC Aquatic Centre

February 16, 2019: 6:30AM – 9:00PM
February 17, 2019: 8:00AM – 9:00PM
February 18, 2019: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Patrons are invited to consult the facility Drop-in Schedules prior to any visit as schedules may change.

For the operating hours of other UBC Athletic & Recreation facilities for Family Day 2019 click here.

Registration for Summer Camps is Now Open!

Aquatics Summer Camps
You can now register your little-one for a summer of fun! The UBC Aquatic Centre offers a variety of camps for all levels and ages.

Aquatics Summer Camps Available:

Bell Let’s Talk – January 30th

On Jan. 30, let’s talk about mental health. Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity to join a national conversation about mental health challenges and help reduce the stigma around mental illness.

End the stigma around mental illness

One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Bell Let’s Talk offers 5 simple ways to help end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need:

  • Language matters
  • Educate yourself
  • Be kind
  • Listen and ask
  • Talk about it

Get involved with Bell Let’s Talk Day at UBC

      • Jan. 30: Visit one of the many Bell Let’s Talk booths hosted by the Wellness Peers and student leader groups all over campus (UBC Vancouver)
      • Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of the following interactions on January 30: Talk and text: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell, Bell MTS, and Bell Aliant wireless and phone customers
        Twitter: Every tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, featuring the special Bell Let’s Talk emoji, and every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
        Facebook: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
        Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Instagram.com/bell_letstalk
        Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view

    Thank you for supporting Bell Let’s Talk Day and for contributing to a safe, healthy and respectful community at UBC.