Venema Aquatic Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 - 1:00pm; 7:00 - 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 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

Hours

Monday6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 -1:00pm; 3:00 - 9:00pm
Tuesday6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 -1:00pm; 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 -1:00pm; 3:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 - 1:00pm; 7:00 - 9:00pm
Friday6:30 - 8:30am; 12:00 -1:00pm; 3:00 - 7:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

As always, the pool is only available to current students, faculty & staff. There is no available public swim. Please see facility policies for more information.

Pool Summer Hours

Starting June 10 - August 10

  • Monday through Friday- 6:30am-8:30am, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Monday and Wednesday- 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday - 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday - 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday- 3:00pm-7:00pm

Upcoming Closures

  • July 17 WMSL Meet 13 & Over Championships - Pool Closed: 1:00pm-6:00pm.

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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