The Soderholm Family Aquatic Center at the Nicholas Recreation Center is home to a 50-meter pool (able to convert to two 25-yard pools) featuring 27 total possible short course lanes and a 25-yard diving well.

Pool Diving Well
Temperature 81°F
Depth 8.8 – 9.8 feet
(2.6 – 2.9 meters)
17 feet
(5.2 meters)


Make a Splash

Soderholm Family Aquatic Center
797 W Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706

Daily Schedules

Smart Restart

The Soderholm Family Aquatic Center will open on Monday, October 12. Reservations are required. Visit our Smart Restart page for more information.

Pool Hours

To protect the health and safety of our community, facility occupancy in the pool will initially be limited and reservations are required. Please visit our Smart Restart page to learn more. Reservations will open on Saturday, October 10.

Make a reservation to swim

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How To Make a Reservation

  1. Click here.
  2. Click the pool image for Nick Pool Lap Swim Reservation.
  3. Sign in with your Net ID or Guest Login. (Note: You may need to select the pool image again after logging in)
  4. Select the day you wish to reserve.
  5. Find a time you wish to reserve; click Book Now.
  6. You will receive a confirmation of your booked reservation time.

Please email hello@recwell.wisc.edu to cancel your pool reservation if you cannot attend so another swimmer can reserve in your place.

FALL Hours

Starting October 12
Monday 11am – 2pm, 5:15 – 8:30pm
Tuesday 6:15 – 7:30am, 11am – 2pm, 5:15 – 8:30pm
Wednesday 11am – 2pm, 5:15 – 8:30pm
Thursday 6:15 – 7:30am, 11am – 2pm, 5:15 – 8:30pm
Friday 11am – 2pm, 5:15 – 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 1:45pm, 5 – 7:30pm