POOLS.

SERF Pool.

Aquatic activities abound in the southeast neighborhood.

Serf Pool 

SERF Pool Hours 

Pool Info

Current configuration: Long-course    Pool depth: 4’ - 17’    Water temperature: 81℉  

The SERF Pool is typically set up for short-course lap swimming, with 16 25-yard lanes. The pool can also be configured for long-course, with eight 50-meter lanes. The pool configuration is based on the UW Swimming and Diving competitive season. 

A six-lane, 60-foot shallow end is available for lap swimming, water walking, swim instruction, Group Fitness classes, and water basketball. For more information about our Aquatics programs and classes, please visit our Aquatics page

Natatorium Pool.

A historic pool located on the lakeshore side of campus. 

Nat Pool 

Nat Pool Hours

Pool Info

Pool depth: 4.5’ - 7.5’    Water temperature: 79℉ - 81℉ (competition pool) and 88℉ - 90℉ (diving well)

The Nat Pool has eight 25-yard lap swimming lanes and serves as the competition pool for the UW Swimming and Diving programs.

The separate diving well is 12.5’ deep and is available for water jogging and lap swimming. The well also offers one-meter spring diving boards for recreational, instructional, and competitive use. For more information about our Aquatics programs and classes, please visit our Aquatics page. 

Pool Reservations.

Interested in reserving one of our pools for an event for your student organization, university department, or community group? 
All reservations can be made by submitting a Special Event Request Form

For more information, please visit our Reservations & Rentals page or email specialevents@recsports.wisc.edu.
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