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

Open hours beginning Monday, January 9

Mondays: 6:30 - 8:00AM, 11:30AM - 1:30PM, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Tuesdays: 11:30AM - 2:45PM, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Wednesdays: 6:30 - 8:00AM, 11:30AM - 2:45PM, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Thursdays: 11:30AM - 2:45PM, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Friday: 6:30 - 8:00AM, 11:30AM - 2:45PM, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Saturdays: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday: CLOSED

Family Swim hours for Calvin faculty and staff are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30AM - 2:00 PM

Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00PM

The Venema Aquatic Center is open to current students, Prince Conference Center guests, 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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