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Drowning Prevention Week: July 18 – 24, 2021

Drowning Prevention Week: July 18 – 24, 2021

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

Safety Updates at the UBC Aquatic Centre

In addition to the recent, general changes introduced across UBC’s sport facilities and recreation programs, the UBC Aquatic Centre is also introducing several changes effective July 12:

  • Men’s & women’s change rooms re-opening
  • Hot tub re-opening (capacity = 15

Safety Updates at UBC’s Fitness Centres

In addition to the recent, general changes introduced across UBC’s sport facilities and recreation programs, the BirdCoop and ARC Fitness Centres are also introducing several changes:

  • Partner workouts and spotters are permitted
  • Day-use lockers are available; however, a personal

Olympic Team Making Final Preparations at UBC

Olympic Team Making Final Preparations at UBC

The UBC Aquatic Centre is pleased to be hosting Swimming Canada’s Olympic Team (July 3-16) prior to their departure for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games (July 23 – Aug. 8, 2021).

The 2020 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials were …

Fall Programs – Registration Opens July 5!

Fall Programs – Registration Opens July 5!

Get ready for Fall Programs! Registration opens on July 5 at 1:00pm!

Student programming and additional fall programs will be announced in late July, and open for registration in early August.

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Step 3 Changes to be Introduced on July 12

Step 3 Changes to be Introduced on July 12

UBC Athletics & Recreation is preparing for Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. Over the course of the upcoming week, we are expecting additional information from local health and sporting authorities that will guide us through the next step. Please …

NOTICE: Outdoor Classes Moving Indoors on June 28 & 29

Due to extreme weather, the following outdoor classes will be moving indoors on June 28 & 29:

  • Monday – Zumba: 6:15-7:10 (SRC Studio)
  • Tuesday – Outdoor Boot Camp: 5:00-6:00 PM (ARC Lower)
  • Tuesday – Kickboxing: 6:15-7:10 (SRC Dojo)

 

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ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

ParticipACTION is Canada’s physical activity promotion brand encouraging Canadians to move more throughout their day. This month they are hosting the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a Canada-wide, month-long physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search …

Cheer on Thunderbirds to compete at Olympic Trials!

Cheer on Thunderbirds to compete at Olympic Trials!

From YVR to YYZ towards HND.

Swimming Canada is hosting the 2020 Olympic Trials in Toronto, ON June 19 – 23 , 2021. The UBC Aquatic Centre congratulates the following members of the UBC Thunderbirds Swimming Teams who have …