Drop-In Swim and Drop-In Fitness Class Descriptions

Drop-in Aqua Fitness Classes are included with admission, a membership pass, or free with a valid UBC Student card. Purchase a membership pass to access the best rates.

Public Swim time is open to all ages. All children aged 7 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult or youth, at least 16 years of age, responsible for the direct supervision of the child and actively swimming within arm’s reach at all times.

Length Swim is for lap swim only and open to the general public. All public participants must use these lanes for active exercise and abide by the slow, medium, and fast lanes signs. The facility rules for children 7 and under still apply – see the Public Swim tab for more details.

Mild stretching, relaxation, balance, and core exercises on the pool deck, followed by 30 minutes of shallow water exercise performed to music. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Challenge your fitness level and improve your cardio conditioning alternating with strength, balance, and core training segments while exercising in shallow water. This class features interval training, power and propulsive moves to challenge you without the stress on the joints. This is a higher intensity Aqua Fitness class. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Fitness and fun for the parent and baby! Ease back into fitness and introduce your baby to the water. Your aquafit instructor will lead you through 45 minutes of cardio and muscular endurance while incorporating your baby in movements to the sound of music. Infants should be at least 6 months old.

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Personalize your workout by going at your own pace in this class in shallow water. You will spend 1 minute at each station working different major muscle groups. This is a complete body workout & suitable for all fitness levels and swim levels.

Shallow water exercise to get your morning started right! This low impact, high energy challenge to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and core muscles takes place in the Recreation Pool.

Rekindle the connection between Mind, Body and Soul to the water in this warm-water Yoga class. Loosen muscles and joints, increase flexibility and improve balance through hydrostatic pressure and breathing techniques. Taught by a certified Yoga instructor.

Improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility with this deep-water workout. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

This class has no impact on your joints, but it has an enormous impact on your cardiovascular system and core strength with the help of the resistance in the water! Equipment and a selection of core exercises will be used to enhance strength training and core strengthening. Floatation belts will be provided, or try exercising without the belt for a greater emphasis on core and cardiovascular conditioning. Participants must be comfortable in deep water. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. Walking against a gentle current in the warm lazy river is even better. This form of exercise is ideal for individuals with disabilities, neuromuscular or heart disease, injuries or joint replacements. This low-impact workout is easy on the joints while the water’s resistance develops muscular and core strength, balance and conditioning. All fitness levels can participate. This class is offered in the Leisure Pool.

A combination of shallow and deep water classes that focus on cardio endurance, core stabilization, strength, balance, and flexibility. You choose the depth and take it to your own personal level of exertion! Participants of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Specialty Aqua Fitness Class Descriptions

To participate in these programs you can pay a drop-in fee (listed below) or register for the best rate.

Aquatic therapy exercises are performed in the warmer water. Aqua therapy can be beneficial in treating a variety of medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, stroke recovery, diabetes, osteoporosis, joint pain and sports injuries. Water resistance is a gentle, but effective strengthening tool, ideal for recovery. The focus will be on low and non-weight bearing activities, mobility, easy stretching for joint flexibility and mild resistance exercises. This class is offered in the Leisure Pool.

Aqua Zumba is a high energy, calorie burning aqua fitness class and easy to follow exercise moves performed in shallow water to Latin music. The music and the exercise will keep you coming back for more. Get energized! Registration is required; no drop-in admission available. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Get fit during your lunch break! Improve your swim strokes and endurance through interval training and stroke drills. Great for triathletes, masters and recreational swimmers. A coach will provide training workouts, stroke correction and development instruction, breathing, flip turn and racing start techniques. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50m. This class is offered in the Competition Pool.

Exercising in the water is refreshing and rejuvenating during pregnancy and following birth.  All Fit4Two instructors are certified Pre and Post natal fitness specialists and follow the guidelines of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). Par-Med-X for Pregnancy from must be signed by your health care provider (physician or midwife) prior to you participating in class. This form can be downloaded at www.fit4two.ca. Registration is required; no drop in admission available. This class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Hydro Board Yoga is a specialized Aqua Fitness class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Strengthen your core muscles, find your ‘balance’ between mind, body, and soul through this Yoga class. All skill levels welcome and encouraged to practice at their own pace.

Improve skills and endurance through distance swimming, stroke correction, and interval training. This coached-supervised program is great for the recreational swimmer who would like to improve strength, endurance, and cardiovascular training. This class is offered in the Competition Pool.

Hydro Board Fitness is a specialized Aqua Fitness class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Participants will work through a number of different routines while maintaining balance on Hydro Boards and constantly working their core. Get energized and don’t fall in!