Venema Aquatic Center

Basic information

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

SundayClosed
Monday6:30 - 8:30 AM; 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuesday11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday6:30 - 8:30 AM; 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday6:30 - 8:30 AM; 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Open Lap Swim hours Spring 2024

Mondays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-3:00PM, 6:00-9:00PM

Tuesdays: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 6:00-9:00PM

Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-3:00PM, 6:00-9:00PM

Thursdays: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 6:00-9:00PM

Fridays: 6:30-8:30AM, 11:30AM-3:00PM, 6:00-9:00PM

Saturdays: 10:00AM-4:00PM

NOTE: Spring Break Hours

Saturday & Sunday, March 2-3, 2024: CLOSED

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8, 2024: 12:00 - 4:00pm 

Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2024: CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 11, 2024

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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