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Nat Pool

Gymnasium – Natatorium
2000 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 262-3742

* View parking directions here

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 pools, please visit our Swimming & Scuba page.

Pool Hours

Fall Hours

August 28 – December 21
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 Closures
Thursday, October 19 Closed 7pm-9pm
Friday, October 27 Closed 7am-9am
Saturday, October 28 Closed 2pm-8p
Friday, November 10 Closed 7am-9am
Saturday, November 11 CLOSED
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 22 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
November 23 – November 26 CLOSED
Final Exams Week
December 17 12pm – 8pm
December 18 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 19 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 20 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm
December 21 11am – 2pm

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

See for Yourself

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