Venema Aquatic Center

Venema Aquatic Center - Pool Closures & Limited Lap Lanes ×

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Phone: 616-526-6185
  • Email: cms65@calvin.edu

Location

42.93261 -85.58958
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Home to the Knights swim and dive teams the Venema Aquatic Center is a 50-meter swimming pool with a moveable bulkhead.

Olympic-sized, 50-meter pool with moveable 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

Hours

Monday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
Tuesday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
Thursday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
Friday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
SundayClosed

Hours are for Monday September 24 through February 23

Please note: The pool will be closed for occasional swim meets throughout the year. Please check website regularly for adjustments.

POOL CLOSINGS AND MODIFIED HOURS

  • October 1-February 20: closed M-F 3:30pm-6:00pm for Calvin team practice
  • Wednesday, November 21:  6:30am-8:30am, 11:30am-5:00pm: modified hours
  • November 22-November 25: closed for Thanksgiving break
  • November 29-December 1: closed for Calvin Invite
  • December 19-22: closed for pool maintenance
  • December 24-January 1: closed for Christmas break
  • Saturday, January 19: closed for Rose Hulman meet
  • Saturday, January 26: closed for Olivet meet
  • Wednesday, January 2: 12:00pm-9:00pm: modified hours
  • Saturday, February 2: closed for Kalamazoo meet

LIMITED LAP SWIM LANES

  • November 26-February 20: very limited lap swim lanes on Monday and Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, December 7: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to Calvin age group meet
  • Thursday, January 3: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to GRCHS meet
  • Tuesday, January 8: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to GRCHS meet
  • Saturday, January 12: limited lap swim lanes available 12:00pm-4:00pm due to Calvin age group meet
  • Tuesday, January 15: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to GRCHS meet
  • Friday, December 18: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to Calvin age group meet
  • Tuesday, January 22: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to GRCHS meet
  • Tuesday, January 29: limited lap swim lanes available 6:00pm-9:00pm due to GRCHS meet

Parking

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

Accessibility

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

Venema Aquatic Center

 

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