Aquatics at Gabel Natatorium

EVENTS CANCELLED—Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. evening lap swim is no longer available. Evening lap swim will resume when Gabel Natatorium reopens. In addition, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lap swim have also been cancelled for the week of Sept. 15. Our reopening date has not yet been determined.

NEW SCHEDULE—Beginning next Monday, Sept. 22, the following schedule will begin:

  • 6:30-7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at Kalamazoo College
    On occasion, we will need to reserve 1-2 lanes for Kalamazoo College swim team members
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Kalamazoo College
    We will no longer have the noon lap swim available on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays at Kalamazoo College
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    Participants must show a WMU or West Hills ID in order to attend.
    KVCC is offering this to us without charge.
    You do not have to pay for parking.
    To enter the KVCC pool, use the entrance on the West end of the building and utilize the campus map to locate the pool which is located in the lower gym

EVENTS CANCELLED—Due to mechanical failure, events at Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium have been cancelled until future notice.

  • Aquactic classes up to level 3 are still being held at the Student Recreation Center.
  • WMU lap swim has been moved to K College until Sept. 21 while the pool is being worked on due to mechanical failure.

Gabel Natatorium has been providing swimming instruction for 10 years.  We offer a range of swimming lessons from infant to adult along with Guard Start, Intro to Diving, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes, and private lessons.  We are available for pool rentals and offer open swim times for the community.

If you have not seen us lately, you need to stop in and see our newly renovated facility.  We now offer a family locker room for additional privacy for our swimming patrons.