PLEASE NOTE: Gabel Pool Closed Until Further Notice!

Due to maintenance complications, Gabel Pool will be closed until further notice. Western Michigan University maintenance staff are working diligently to correct the problems we are facing.

Please see the schedule adjustments listed below.

Weekday lap swim

  • 6:30–7:45 a.m. relocated to Kalamazoo College
  • 1 a.m.–1 p.m. relocated to Kalamazoo College, Zest for Life classes cancelled
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. cancelled

Swim lessons

  • Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. cancelled
  • Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. cancelled
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 noon relocated to Kalamazoo College

For more information, please call 269-387-3050

Kalamazoo College Natatorium (pool is #18 on attached pdf) located at 1050 Academy Street.


Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium

Lawson Ice Arena is home to Western Michigan University's CCHA Bronco Hockey team.  In addition to hosting the WMU Broncos, the arena is used by the University for physical education classes, club sports, and open skate and within the community for tournaments, intramural hockey, and KOHA (Youth Hockey Programs).  Each year Lawson is host to approximately 193,550 visitors—seating up to 4,000 spectators per event.

Gabel Natatorium is home to Hackett Catholic Central High School Swim Team and Mattawan High School.  The natatorium is also used for Zest for Life, community swimming classes (for infants to adults) and open swim.