About UBC Aquatic Centre

About UBC Aquatic Centre

The UBC Aquatic Centre has been home to the HPC-Vancouver since 1998. The facility is also home to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds varsity swim team. Originally built in 1978, the Aquatic Centre was replaced in 2017 with a new state-of-the-art facility.
Annually in May, the UBC Aquatic Centre hosts the Mel Zajac/Canada Cup International Swim Meet. This competition regularly draws Aussies, Americans, Japanese and Canadian national team athletes. In recent years the Zajac has hosted Ryan Cochrane, Ryan Lochte, Elizabeth Beisel, Missy Franklin, Park Tae-hwan, Mitch Larkin, Meagen Nay, George Bovell, Dana Vollmer and Natalie Coughlin.


  • 10 Lane 50m pool
  • 10 Lane 25m pool
  • Fitness area
  • Weight room on campus (10min walk from pool)
  • Recovery room
    • Cold tub
    • Massage space
    • Leisure space
  • OMEGA timing system


  • 1m, 3m and 5m diving boards
  • Weight room
  • UV treated whirlpool, saunas, steam room
  • Bleachers and mezzanine overlooking indoor pool
  • Classrooms
  • Public washrooms
  • Large lobby with seating, vending machines and wallet lockers
  • Administration and coaching offices