Aquatic Centre Schedule

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Please note that the schedules are subject to change due to unexpected circumstances and we encourage you to bookmark and reference this schedule prior to any visit. In the event of an unscheduled closure this calendar is the first place that we update.

Online Reservations & Drop-In Access

Some activities are available for reservations using the online registration system. These sessions help ensure entry to visitors during peak periods.

  • REGISTER – Online registration is required. If capacity permits walk-in guests, they will be asked to complete their booking using the online registration. Reservations are available up to 50 hours prior to each session start time. Swimmers should not arrive more than 10 minutes before the scheduled swim time.
  • DROP-IN – Entry starts at the time of the swim session, and is first-come, first-serve and subject to capacity.

Facilities

The UBC Aquatic Centre has four separate tanks that can accommodate a variety of programming options:

  • Leisure Pool: Accessible via stairs or a ramp with a temperature of 89-90°F (31-32°C).  Depth ranges from 0.9m to 1.22m. 
  • Recreation Pool: A 25m-length pool accessible via ramp with a temperature of 81-82°F (27-28°C).  Depth ranges from 1.07m – 4.5m. 
  • Competition Pool: A 50m-length by 25m-wide tank with 1m movable bulkhead with a temperature of 78-80°F (26-27°C). Facilitated lift access is available upon request.   Depth is 2.4-2.5m.
  • Hot Tub: The 34-person capacity tank is 102-104°F (39-40°C).

Click here for additional information on amenities at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Activities

  • Length Swim: Sessions are suitable for lap swimming only and offered in either 50m or 25m length sessions. Swimmers must 13 years or older and should be comfortable in deep water.
  • Community Swim: Sessions are open to all ages and abilities.
    • 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.
    • Children 12 and under must be with a participating adult. 
  • Training Swim: Sessions are for swimmers comfortable in fast or express swim lanes only. Swimmers must be 16 years or older. Offered in either 50m or 25m length sessions.
  • Shallow/Deep Aquafit: Swimmers 13 years or older who are comfortable in deep water are welcome to participate in Shallow/Deep Aquafit classes.
  • Hydro Board:  These aqua fitness classes are performed on floating, fitness-specific stand-up boards. Energizing and fun for all skill levels. Work on your balance, strength, core, and enjoy a fun workout! 

Some sessions are restricted to specific groups or members and are identified as:

  • Swim member/Student access: Session is available only for to persons with an active UBC Aquatic Centre membership or a current UBC Student.
  • Toonie Swim UBC Faculty & Staff: Session is available only to UBC Faculty & Staff at a discounted $2 rate.
  • Student Only Swim: Session is available only to current UBC Students.

Drop-in Rates & Memberships

All UBC Aquatic Centre activities listed on the schedule require the purchase of a membership or a single visit admission to attend. Click here for more detailed information on memberships and passes. 

New Pricing Effective September 1, 2022

  UBC Student1 UBC Faculty & Staff  UNA/CSC
Adult
(19-64)
Public
Adult
(19-64)
UNA/CSC
Infant
(0-2)
Public
Infant
(0-2)
UNA/CSC
Child (3-11)
Public
Child
(3-11)
UNA/CSC
Youth
(12-18)
Public
Youth
(12-18) 
UNA/CSC
Senior 
(65+)
Public
Senior
(65+)
10-Visit Pass2,3 N/A $58.50 $58.50 $61.00 N/A N/A $34.25 $37.25 $45.00 $48.75 $38.50 $41.75
1 Month Pass4 N/A $73.00 $67.50 $79.50 N/A N/A $38.00 $44.50 $50.50 $59.50 $42.75 $49.50
4 Month Pass N/A $180.00 $180.75 $204.75 N/A N/A $88.25 $102.25 $114.25 $130.50 $91.75 $109.00
1 Year Pass2 N/A $418.00 $434.25 $484.50 N/A N/A $211.50 $232.00 $274.50 $310.50 $220.50 $289.50
Single Visit5 FREE $6.25 $6.00 $6.75 FREE FREE $3.25 $4.00 $4.50 $5.25 $3.75 $4.50

1 To qualify for the UBC Student rate, a UBC Student must be enrolled in courses and paying/paid the Athletics & Recreation student fee. A delay of up to 24 hours after connecting a UBC Recreation login with a UBC CWL may occur before UBC Students are eligible for student rates and programs.

2 10-visit and 1 year passes expire one year from the date of purchase, and include a 4 week closure for annual preventative maintenance during which access is restricted. 

Not showing up for a registered session will result in one (1) visit being removed from the pass, and no refunds or credit will be provided.

4 1-month passes expire one year from the date of purchase.

5 Single session registrations are non-refundable.

There is a $15.00 fee to replace lost or stolen pass cards.

Set Up a Login to Purchase Memberships & Book Online

An online login for UBC Recreation’s new registration system is required. If you have not recently set up a new login, please follow the link below prior to registering or dropping in for any Aquatic swim sessions.

Rules

In addition to activity-specific rules outlined above, please see the UBC Aquatic Centre’s Rules & Etiquette

Group Visits

Groups (including school groups) of more than 10 people must book in advance. Please email aquatic.centre@ubc.ca for more information.