The University of Wisconsin men's and women's swimming and diving teams enjoy the
convenience of having two first-class facilities for practice and competition, the
Natatorium (2000 Observatory Drive; Phone: 608/262-3742) and Southeast Recreational
SERF (715 W. Dayton St.; Phone: 608/262-8245).
In the heart of campus along the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota, the "Nat" features
an eight-lane, 25-yard pool that is equipped with a Colorado Timing System and eight-lane
digital readout score board. The Badger divers consider the Nat home, and have the
use of a separate 50' x 40' diving well that is fitted with three one-meter and
two three-meter boards, as well as a five-meter platform. On deck is a dryland board
and trampoline with spotting rigs. In addition, the Badgers have the use of a newly-built
On the southeast side of campus is the SERF, which houses a beautiful eight-lane, 50-meter course,
as well as two three-meter and two one-meter diving boards. The facility is equipped
with movable bulkheads that can be used to create two eight-lane, 25-yard or 25-meter
Together, these facilities offer everything needed for the Badger swimmers and divers
to strive for improvement on the national and international levels.