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

Fall 2021 lap swim hours

September 13 - December 11

Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 8:00 AM; 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Family Swim Hours are:

Fridays & Saturdays: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Users must be current student, staff, or faculty with a valid Calvin ID card
  • All users are required to wear masks 100% of the time in the locker room and on the pool deck.
  • Users must sign in and out with the lifeguards during designated open hours.

The Venema Aquatic Center is open to current students, 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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