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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 pools, 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

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  Open 7pm-9pm
Friday, October 27  Open 7am-9am
Saturday, October 28  Open 2pm-8pm
Friday, November 10  Open 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

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