Venema Aquatic Center

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 6:30-8:30am; 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm
  • 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-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Tuesday6:30-8:30am; 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday6:30-8:30am; 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Thursday6:30-8:30am; 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Friday6:30-8:30am; 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm

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.


September 16 – December 17


  • 6:30am-8:30am
  • 11:30-3:00pm
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm


  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Limited Lane Availability (1-2 lanes available max)

  • October 21- December 17
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 6:00pm-8:00pm

  • November 23 – 10:00am-5:00pm
  • December 5 – Pool closes at 1:00pm
  • December 6 – Pool closed
  • December 7 – Pool closed


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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