Venema Aquatic Center

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  • Today's hours: 7:00-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM
  • Phone: 616-526-6185
  • Email:


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 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


Monday6:30-8:30 AM; 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; 4:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday7:00-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM
Wednesday6:30-8:30 AM; 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; 4:00-8:00 PM
Thursday7:00-8:30AM; 9:00-8:00PM
Friday6:30-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-6:00PM

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

NOTE: The pool will be closed on the following days:

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7; Monday, August 6 - Sunday, August 11

Open Lap Swim hours 

Monday June 3 - Friday, August 2, 2024

Mondays: 6:30-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Thursdays: 7:00-8:30AM; 9:00AM-8:00PM

Fridays: 6:30-8:30AM; 9:00AM-2:00PM; 4:00-6:00PM

Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 30, 2024

Mondays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30AM; 11:30AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Thursdays: 7:00-8:30AM; 11:30AM-2:00PM; 4:00-8:00PM

Fridays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-2:00PM, 4:00-6:00PM

Saturdays & Sundays: Closed


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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