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SFU Aquatic Centre Renovation

Saying Goodbye

The SFU Aquatic Centre located on the Burnaby campus has been a central part of my life. I competed in my first swim meet here when I was 7 years old, and from grades 9-12, I trained 30 hours a week out of this pool with Simon Fraser Aquatics. And today as a student a SFU, I am also a lifeguard and swim instructor at this pool. 

Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), The SFU Aquatic Centre will be undergoing major renovations in January of 2023, shutting the pool down for 2 years to rebuild the facility. Considering that the pool looks the same as when my mom swam for SFU back in the early 1980’s, I’d say the facility is certainly in need of a renovation. However, I am still nostalgic and sad to see the pool I spent so much time in the last 12 years, come crashing down.

Before the renovations start, I wanted to document, at this moment in time, what the SFU Aquatic Centre looks like. In a few months from now, nothing will look the same, but I’ll have these pictures to remember the pool by.

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