University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Natatorium Pool


Gymnasium – Natatorium

2000 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 262-3742

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Key Log Rolling
Pool Diving Well
Temperature 81°F
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.

We’re taking a break from log rolling for the summer, but don’t worry, it’ll be rolling back out in the fall. Stay tuned for a new schedule in late August.

Pool Hours

Summer Hours

May 14 – August 26*
Monday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Friday 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm

*Note: We will have adjusted hours between June 10 and July 1 due to UW Swimming camps. Please reference those hours below.

Adjusted Hours


Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28)
May 25 6am – 8am, 11am – 2pm
May 26 – May 28 CLOSED
UW Swimming Camps (June 10 – June 27)
Monday 11am – 1:30pm, 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 11am – 1:30pm, 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 9am, 11am – 1:30pm, 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 11am – 1:30pm, 5pm – 7pm
Friday 7am – 9am, 11am – 1:30pm, 5pm – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Independence Day
July 3 11am – 2pm

See for Yourself

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