Western Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes:
- The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through the course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket.
- Pool toys—beach balls, foam noodles, diving rings, etc. (toys must stay in shallow end).
- Diving well*—one-meter and three-meter high dive springboard diving boards.
- Lanes for lap swim
All children aged 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. Unsupervised children will not be permitted into the facilities.
Cancellation hotline (269) 387-3046
Admission: (cash only)
$3 WMU students (w/ Bronco ID) Children-12 and under.
$4 Adults (13 yrs. and older)
Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
NOTE: We do sometimes have weekend cancellations which are posted on the Lawson Arena Home page and communicated via Notify Me! email notifications 24 hours before a cancallation occurs. The most accurate weekend schedule is available by clicking the View Open Swim Schedule link above.
- Saturday, 5–7 p.m.
- Sunday, 3–5 p.m.