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Swimming Lessons

Information about swimming lessons at City of Albuquerque pools.

Medical Release-Waiver

A Medical Release-Waiver Form is required for your child to attend swim lessons.

Swimming Lessons at Los Altos Pool
Swimming Lessons at Los Altos Pool

Updated Swimming Curriculum 2017

Attention parents: There is a new swimming lesson curriculum as of Spring 2017. PLEASE READ THIS MEMO BEFORE SIGNING YOUR CHILDREN UP FOR LESSONS!

Download the updated lessons memo.

Classes are arranged by age:

  • Parent Tot: 6 months - 3 years
  • Preschool: 3 - 5 years
  • Child: 6 - older

Child classes are organized by "waves," or skill levels.

Child Lesson Pods

Children over the age of 5 are divided into waves based on skill level. When your child masters the skills listed below, he or she will earn a certificate and move to the next wave.

Pod 1 - Water Acclamation/Floating

Students focus on being comfortable in the main pool, 3ft deep, while working on the basics of floating and kicking.

Pod 2 - Freestyle

Students learn fundamentals of freestyle and treading water. After completion of this course, students should be able to swim 10 - 15 yards of coordinated freestyle.

Pod 3 - Backstroke

Students learn to become comfortable on their back and coordinated backstroke. After completion of this course, students should be able to swim 10 - 15 yards of coordinated backstroke and 15+ yards of freestyle.

Pod 4 - Breaststroke

Students learn coordinated breaststroke and diving. After completion of this course, students should be able to swim 10 - 15 yards of coordinated breaststroke, 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, and treading for 1 minute.

Pod 5 - Butterfly

Students learn coordinated butterfly. After completion of this course, students should be able to swim 10 - 15 yards of coordinated butterfly, 15+ yards of breaststroke, 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

Metro Aquatic League (ages 5-14)

Learn and master the basic skills of competitive swimming. Students will participate in organized swim meets and a City Championships at the end of the summer.

Junior Lifeguard Course

This program is directed toward youths between the ages of 11-15 years old. Candidates will be given the opportunity to develop Teamwork and leadership, increase swimming skills, perform rescue techniques, and understand responsibilities of aquatic personnel and first responders.

Private Lessons

We do not offer private swim lessons at any of our pools.

Fall Lessons 2016

  • Fall and spring swim lessons are offered at Sandia Pool and West Mesa Aquatic Center.
  • Each session has 8 lessons and the cost is $25/session.
Pool Name Fall Session 1
Sign up starts Aug. 1, 2016 (at opening)
Fall Session 2
Sign up starts Aug. 1, 2016 (at opening)
Spring Session 1
Sign up starts Dec. 1, 2016 (at opening)
Spring Session 2
Sign up starts Dec. 1, 2016 (at opening)
Sandia Pool Aug. 22 - Sept. 14 2016 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 2016  February 27 - March 22 2017 April 3 - 26 2017
West Mesa Aquatic Center Aug 23- Sept 15 2016 Sept. 27 - Oct. 20 2016 March 7 - 30 2017 April 4 - 27 2017

 

2017 Summer Swim Lessons

  • Mass lesson registration started on April 29, 2017 at the indoor pools. Please see below for which pool to sign up at.
  • When outdoor pools open on May 27, 2017 registration will then continue at the corresponding pool.
  • Lessons are $25 per child per 2 week session.
  • Morning lessons are Monday through Friday; evening lessons are Monday through Thursday

For more information on swimming lessons, call the pool of your choice.

Indoor Host Site Outdoor Pools Available for sign-up
Highland Pool (256-2096) East San Jose, Sunport, Wilson
Sandia Pool (291-6279) Eisenhower, Montgomery
Valley Pool (768-5349) Rio Grande Outdoor, Sunport
West Mesa Aquatic Center (836-8718) Sierra Vista
Morning Session Dates (M-F) Evening Session Dates (M-TH)
Session I: June 5 - 16 Session I: June 5 - 15
Session II: June 19 - 30 Session II: June 19 - 29
Interim Session: July 3 - 7 (Eisenhower and Los Altos only)
Session III: July 10 - 21 Session III: July 10 - 20
Session IV: July 24 - Aug 4 Session IV: July 24 - Aug 3

Individual Pool Registration and Class Information

East San Jose Pool

2015 Galena SE - View map.

(505) 848-1396

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Highland Pool. Registration will continue at East San Jose Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Preschool II 11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Child II 11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 4 - 5 p.m.

Eisenhower Pool

11001 Camero NE - View map.

(505) 291-6292

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sandia Pool. Registration will continue at Eisenhower Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - tot I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m.
I and II 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 -10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I and II 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I and II 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
Intersession July 4-8 2016 11 - 12 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 7:30 - 10 a.m.

Highland Pool

400 Jackson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2096

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Highland Pool. Registration will continue at Highland pool during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 -10:50 a.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 -10:50 a.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.

Los Altos Pool

10100 Lomas NE - View map.

(505) 291-6291

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Los Altos Pool. Registration will continue at Los Altos Pool during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III and IV 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I and II 5:15-5:55 p.m.
III

4:30-5:10 p.m.

Preschool I,II,II I and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I,II, and III 4:30 - 5:10 p.m., 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I, II, III and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, and III 4:30 - 5:10 p.m., 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Intersession July 4-8 2016 11 - 12 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 8 - 9 a.m.

Montgomery Pool

5301 Palo Duro NE - View map.

(505) 888-8123

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sandia Pool. Registration will continue at Montgomery Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 11 - 11:35 a.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 8 - 9 a.m.

Rio Grande City

1410 Iron SW - View map.

(505) 848-1397

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Valley Pool. Registration will continue at Rio Grande Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot II & III 10 - 10:35 a.m.
II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Preschool I, II, and III 10 - 10:35 a.m.
II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I, II, and III 10 - 10:35 a.m.
II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 10 - 11a.m.

Sandia Pool

7801 Candelaria NE - View map.

(505) 291-6279

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sandia Pool. Registration will continue at Sandia Pool during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5:20-6 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35, 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5:20 - 6 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35, 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Diving I, II, III, and IV 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Adult I, II, and III 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.

Sierra Vista Pool

5001 Montano NW - View map.

(505) 897-8819

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at West Mesa Pool. Registration will continue at Sierra Vista Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, and III 10:15-10:50, 11:45-12:20
I, II, and III 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
II, and III 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 9:30 - 10:05 a.m., 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35, 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, and III 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35, 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, and III 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 7 - 10 a.m.

Sunport Pool

2033 Columbia SE - View map.

(505) 848-1398

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Highland Pool or Valley Pool. Registration will continue at Sunport Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I and II 10 - 10:35 a.m.
I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Preschool I, II, and III 10:15 - 10:35 a.m., 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.
I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I, II, and III 10 - 10:35 a.m., 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.
I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 9 - 9:50 a.m.

Valley Pool

1505 Candelaria NW - View map.

(505) 768-5349

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Valley Pool. Registration will continue at Valley Pool during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, III 10 - 10:35 a.m., 5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 10 -10:35 a.m., 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5 - 5:40 p.m., 5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10 -10:35 a.m., 10:45 - 11:29 a.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5 - 5:40 p.m., 5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Diving III and IV 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.
Adult III 5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 Swim Team: 4 - 4:55 p.m. Water Polo: 5-6 p.m. (M-Th)

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna NW - View map.

(505) 836-8718

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the West Mesa Aquatic Center. Registration will continue at the West Mesa Aquatic Center during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
I, II, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Diving II and III 11 - 11:35 p.m.
Adventures in Aquatics July 4-8 2016 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Kids Triathlon July 4-8 2016 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Wilson Pool

6000 Anderson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2095

Registration for this site begins at our mass registration day Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Highland Pool. Registration will continue at the Wilson Pool starting May 27, 2017 during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Preschool I,II and III 11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Child I,II and III 11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 2016 9 - 11 a.m.