Pools

While the Nicholas Recreation Center is under construction, the Natatorium Pool is the main aquatic facility on campus. The historic Natatorium is home to open recreation, lessons, sport club practices and competitions, Kinesiology courses, and UW-Madison Varsity Swimming & Diving events.

Natatorium Pool

The Natatorium Pool is an eight lane 25-yard pool designed for lap swimming, aqua jogging, swimming lessons, log rolling, and splashing around.

The separate diving well is available for recreational users to water jog, swim laps, or do cannonballs in. The diving well also offers one-meter spring boards for recreational, instructional, and competitive diving.

Pool Diving Well
Temperature 81°F
27°C
88°F
31°C
Depth 4.5 – 7.5 feet
(1.3 – 2.3 meters)
12.5 feet
(3.8 meters)

Log Rolling

This fall, drop by the Natatorium Pool every Monday & Wednesday from 5-7pm to try log rolling. No experience necessary.

Daily Schedules

Pool Hours

FALL HOURS

August 26 – December 19
Monday 11am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm
Tuesday 11am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm
Wednesday 7 – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm
Thursday 11am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm
Friday 7 – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5 – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 8pm

 

ADJUSTED HOURS

August 26 – December 19
October 4 7 – 9am
October 19 CLOSED
November 15 – 16 CLOSED
December 12 11am – 2pm
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 27 7 – 9am, 11am – 2pm
November 28 – December 1 CLOSED
Final Exam Week
December 15 12 – 8pm
December 16 11am – 2pm, 5 – 8pm
December 17 11am – 2pm, 5 – 8pm
December 18 7 – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5 – 8pm
December 19 11am – 2pm
Winter Break
December 20 – January 1 CLOSED

WINTER BREAK HOURS

January 2 – 19
Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm, 5 – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 2pm, 4 – 7pm

Live Pool Usage

NAT - Competition Pool

NAT - Diving Well

Nicholas Recreation Center Pool

Expected to open in 2020, the aquatic facility at the Nicholas Recreation Center will include a 50-yard pool with adjustable pool floor and 25-yard diving well with 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms.

The pool and diving well will be home to the UW-Madison Varsity Swimming & Diving teams.