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 is back.

Join us in the Diving Well at the Natatorium every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm – 7pm starting the first week of class.

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
December 13 11am – 2pm ONLY
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 21 7am – 9am, 11am – 2pm
November 22 – 25 CLOSED
Final Exam Week
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 1 CLOSED
January 2 – 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

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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