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.

Log rolling will be back.

Join us in the Diving Well at the Natatorium next semester for log rolling. Exact dates and times will be announced in January.

Pool Hours

Fall Hours

August 26 – January 20
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

Open Rec
September 28 7am – 9am ONLY
October 12 7am – 9am ONLY
November 9 – 10 CLOSED
December 13 11am – 2pm ONLY
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 21 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
November 22 – 25 CLOSED
Final Exam Week
December 14 7 – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5 – 8pm
December 15 11am – 8pm
December 16 12pm – 8pm
December 17 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 18 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 19 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 20 11am – 2pm
Winter Break (December 21 – January 20)
December 21 – January 1 CLOSED
January 2 – 3 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
January 4 11am – 2pm ONLY
January 5 – 6 CLOSED
January 7 – 18 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
January 19 CLOSED
January 20 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm

Spring Hours

January 21 – May 12
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

February 15 – 16 CLOSED
Spring Break
March 15 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
March 16 – 24 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Open Rec
May 3 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
Final Exams Week
May 4 – 5 11am – 8pm
May 6 – 7 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 8 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 9 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
May 10 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
Commencement Weekend
May 11 – 12 CLOSED

See for Yourself

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Natatorium pool view 1
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