Venema Aquatic Center

The pool will be closed for maintenance August 1 - September 2 ×

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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

NOTE: The Venema Aquatic Center will be closed August 1 - September 2 for maintenance.

Summer 2022 Schedule June 6 - July 29

**Very limited lane space Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Monday: 6:30am-2:00pm, 3:00-7:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-2:00pm, 3:00-7:30pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30am-2:00pm, 3:00-7:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-2:00pm, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30am-8:30am; 8:30am-12:00pm Limited Lane Space, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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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