Venema Aquatic Center

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Home to the Knights swim and dive teams the Venema Aquatic Center is a 50-meter swimming pool with a movable bulkhead.

Olympic-sized, 50-meter pool with movable bulkheads accommodates multiple events at the same time:

  • Pool accommodates 22 lanes at 25 yards each for laps or racing
  • Pool has 850,000 gallon capacity
  • High-tech pool filtration system
  • Spectator seating capacity is 500
  • Pool is 15 feet at diving end, four feet deep in the middle for swimming lessons and instruction and seven feet deep at the starting blocks
  • Pool has four diving boards: two at one meter and two at three meter
Quick Facts
  • 850,000

    total gallons of water

  • 50/50

    air-water mix for softer and safer dives

  • 22

    lanes at 25 yards; 8 lanes at 50 meters

COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Users must be current student, staff, or faculty with a valid Calvin ID card
  • All users are required to wear masks 100% of the time in the locker room and on the pool deck.
  • Users must sign in and out with the lifeguards during designated open hours.

Venema Aquatic Center hours beginning January 10

Lap Swim

Mondays: 6:30am-8:00am; 11:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-900pm

Wednesdays: 6:30am-8:00am; 11:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thursdays: 6:30am-8:00am; 11:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm

Fridays: 6:30am-8:00am; 11:30am-3:30pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm

Family Swim (for current students, faculty, and staff)

Fridays: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Saturdays: 12:00pm-3:00pm

The Venema Aquatic Center is open to current students, Calvin employees, employee spouses and dependent children (with parent present).


Convenient parking available in Parking Lot 6 and Parking Lot 7. (parking map)


Accessible parking, automatic door opener, accessible entrance, barrier-free restrooms and elevators.

Venema Aquatic Center




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