With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a state-of-the-art diving pool, beautiful locker rooms, a movable bulkhead and a high-tech filtration system for its 850,000 gallons of water, the Venema Aquatic Center sets the standard for swimming facilities in West Michigan.

Designed for flexibility, our aquatic center is equally suited for the Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, a competitive water polo tournament or a relaxing day of family fun.

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Venema Aquatic Center

Features and amenities

  • Olympic-sized 50-meter pool
  • Up to 22 lanes
  • 15 feet deep at diving end, four feet deep in the middle for swimming lessons and instruction, and seven feet deep at the starting blocks
  • 850,000 gallon capacity
  • High-tech filtration system
  • State-of-the-art diving pool
  • Two 1-meter and one 3-meter diving boards
  • Competition-ready electronic scoreboard
  • Lifeguards
  • Audio system
  • Men’s, women’s and family locker rooms


The upper deck bleachers provide a sweeping view of both the swimming and diving pools.

Second level bleachers400


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.

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