University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Natatorium Pool

About

Gymnasium – Natatorium

2000 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 262-3742

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Key Log Rolling
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)

Pool Activities
The NAT Pool is an eight lane 25-yard pool designed for lap swimming, aqua jogging, swimming lessons, and splashing around. This pool hosts Sport Club practices and competitions, Kinesiology courses, and the UW-Madison Varsity Swimming & Diving teams.

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

For more information about our Aquatics programs and classes hosted at the Nat pool, please visit our Swimming & Scuba page.

NEW! We are now offering key log rolling at the Natatorium Pool. Join us on Mondays at 7pm and Thursday at 5pm to try it out.

Pool Hours

Winter Hours

Winter Holidays
December 22 – January 1 CLOSED
January 2 – January 21
Monday – Sunday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm

Adjusted Hours

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15 CLOSED

Spring Hours

January 22 – May 13
Monday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
Tuesday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
Wednesday 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
Thursday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
Friday 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 8pm

Adjusted Hours

Special Event Hours
February 16 – 17 CLOSED
February 18 2pm – 8pm
Spring Break
March 23 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
March 24 – 29 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Easter Holiday
March 30 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
March 31 – April 1 CLOSED
Final Exams Week
May 5 – 6 11am – 8pm
May 7 – 8 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 9 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 10 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 11 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
Commencement Weekend
May 12 – 13 CLOSED

See for Yourself

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Natatorium pool view 1
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