|Welcome to Williams Natatorium. This breathtaking building, constructed in 1999 by acclaimed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, hosts public programs, classes and special events year round. Located on the Cranbrook campus, this building is the perfect marriage of design and functionality: an architectural masterpiece that is also a hub of activity and fun in the water. Come for swimming lessons, a SCUBA class, a morning of aqua aerobics, take a lifeguarding class, learn how to become a better competitive swimmer, or join our Speedsters team. Purchase a Natatorium membership to use the facility during recreational and lap swims or pay a daily guest fee.|
Rent the Natatorium for a birthday party, reunion, meeting, or other special event. We offer two flexible plans that include lifeguards, light custodial service, and use of some or all of the natatorium building. For prices and information on rental fees and food and beverage options, please refer to the flyer in the downloads section.
Questions - Contact the Natatorium office at 248.645.3734 or email Tim Skowronski, Natatorium Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreational and Lap Swimming
Recreational and Lap swimming are available for all members and guests. During Recreational Swim times, the pool is available for "play time" activities. Lanes are provided for lap swimming during most Recreational Swim times. Lap Swimming is a time when the pool is available exclusively for lap swimmers and other aquatic exercisers.
|About the Williams Natatorium|
Cranbrook Schools is recognized nationally for the superior quality of its academic and athletic programs. As student population and participation in athletics grew in the mid 1990s, so did the need for a natatorium to accommodate competitive and recreational swimmers at all levels. Cranbrook's Architectural Advisory Council selected architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to design the Williams Natatorium.
This program gives swimmers the opportunity to prepare for summer-club programs. Speedsters-PLUS will continue to build upon the fundamentals taught during the recently completed Speedsters program. Each practice will incorporate a blend of technique and endurance exercises for all competitive strokes.
The program will begin the week of March 16th and the last practice will conclude the session on May 18th, 2014.
|Spring 2014 swim lesson information|
Our swim lesson program is designed with special attention given to individualized instruction, small class size and experienced, friendly instructors. Children learn to work in a group setting and receive one-on-one instruction at various points of the class.
Before registering, please review the class descriptions and determine what your child can do. When in doubt, enroll a child in the class where he/she will find the most success and have the greatest comfort level to start of with. Please remember all spaces are first-come, first-serve.
Private lessons are available for adults and children of all levels and abilities.
Start with an occasional lesson or set up a regular weekly routine for more rapid improvement or conditioning. Whether it's your first time in the water, or if you're an avid swimmer, private instruction can help you achieve your swimming goals.
Gain the skills needed to earn a lifetime SCUBA certification. SCUBA classes are taught and organized by Rec Diving
, Michigan's largest diving business.