Discover what’s happening at the new UBC Pool

For the most up-to-date information about public swim times, please check our online drop-in schedule.

Community Events


The grand opening of the UBC Aquatic Centre takes place on March 1, 2017. Join us for celebrations from March 1-5, 2017, including a movie night, hot dog BBQ, toonie swims, and familiy fun. For more details, visit our blog.

UBC Spring Camps

This spring break (Mar 20 – Mar 24, 2017), we are proud to offer the following Spring Camps for youth:

  • Scuba Camp: The Scuba Camp, for ages 8-12, provides a fun and exciting week where campers will learn key scuba diving techniques while having the opportunity to swim freely underwater in the new UBC Aquatic Centre. The camp includes one hour of learning techniques, followed by two hours of in-water modules starting from the shallow-end moving to the deep-end as the course progresses. (REGISTER)
  • Swim N’ Splash: The Swim N’ Splash camp provides campers ages 5-12 an opportunity to engage in activities that enhance movement skills, teamwork and sportsmanship in an aquatic environment at the new UBC Aquatic Centre. Included is a Red Cross Swim @ Camp lesson which provides an opportunity for swimmers to improve aquatic skills, strokes, safety and fitness. (REGISTER)

UBC Recreation Classes and Lessons

Aquatics Programming through UBC Recreation has a variety of programs to suit every age and ability, from drop-in swimming, aquatic fitness and rehab classes to swimming lessons, advanced aquatics, and first-aid classes. Discover unique programs designed for our three pools, including:

  • Family scuba diving
  • Aquatic rehab
  • Springboard diving
  • River walking
  • Water play for children

For more information and to register for UBC Aquatic Centre programs, please visit our Adult and Youth program pages




Celebrate our grand opening!

Posted on February 23, 2017

To celebrate our grand opening, we're making a big splash with special events from March 1 - 5, 2017.

Join Fitness Programs for Free

Posted on February 17, 2017

Drop-in Aquacize classes are included with admission, a membership pass, or free with a valid UBC Student card.

Parents Swim for $3.50

Posted on February 14, 2017

Don't miss out while your child is in the pool. We offer a discounted drop-in rate for parents during lesson times.

Free swim lessons

Posted on February 7, 2017

When you register for swimming lessons before March 1, 2017, you'll receive your first class for free!

Advanced Courses Teach Life Skills and Lifeguarding at UBC Aquatic Centre

Posted on February 4, 2017

Advanced Leadership Courses at UBC Aquatic Centre teach students to handle emergencies and advanced First Aid in an aquatic environment.