Venema Aquatic Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
  • 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


Monday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
Tuesday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
Wednesday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
Thursday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday6:30-8:30am, 11:30am-9:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm

Open Swim Spring Hours
April 1 - May 17

Monday through Friday: 6:30 - 8:30am, 11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Open Swim Summer Hours
Starting May 20

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

Upcoming Closures

  • April 20 GRC Middle School Meet: Limited lanes available from 3:00pm-7:00pm.
  • April 26-27 USA Meet Calvin Early Bird: Open Swim closes at 3:00pm Friday and all day on Saturday.
  • May 15-16 Pool Maintenance: Pool closed all day Wednesday and Thursday.
  • May 31-June 1 USA Meet Calvin Summer Classic: Open Swim closed all day Friday and Saturday.
  • June 21 WMSL Meet Calvin vs EGRA: Limited lane availability 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • June 26 WMSL Meet Calvin vs GR: Limited lane availability 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • July 17 WMSL Meet 13&Over Championships: Limited lane availability 1:00pm-6:00pm.


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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