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Swimming Lessons

Information about swimming lessons at City of Albuquerque pools.

Swimming Lessons at Los Altos Pool

Swimming Lessons at Los Altos Pool

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  • Sign up for a household (or sign in if you have visited a City of Albuquerque pool)
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  • Proceed to checkout
  • Bring your receipt to the first day of lessons

 

Classes are arranged by age:

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

Child classes are organized by "pods," 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.

Adventures In Aquatics (ages 8-14)

This class is designed to provide those skilled young people the opportunity to become more comfortable in the water and experience 5 different aquatic adventures in 5 days!  These daily adventures will go through an introduction of some of the popular activities that are usually found in the pool and open water areas.  

Prerequisites for participation: Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.

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. Click here to find more information.

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. Click here to find more information

Private Lessons

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

2019 Summer Swim Lessons

  • Registration will start on Saturday April 27, 2019 at noon.
  • When outdoor pools open on May 25, 2019, registration will then continue at all pools.
  • Lessons are $35 per child per 2 week session.

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

Indoor Sites Outdoor Pools Available for sign-up
Highland Pool (505) 256-2096 East San Jose, Wilson
Los Altos Pool (505) 768-4901 Sierra Vista
Sandia Pool (505) 275-6278 Eisenhower, Montgomery
Valley Pool (505) 768-5349 Rio Grande Outdoor, Sunport
West Mesa Aquatic Center (505) 836-8718  
Morning Session Dates (Monday - Friday) Evening Session Dates (Monday - Thursday)**
Session I: June 3 - 14 Session I: June 3 - 13
Session II: June 17 - 28 Session II: June 17 - 27
Intersession: July 1 - 5 (Eisenhower, Sierra Vista and Lost Altos only)
Session III: July 8 - 19 Session III: July 8 - 18
Session IV: July 22 - Aug. 2 Session IV: July 22 - Aug. 1
  **Highland's evening lessons are Monday - Friday

Individual Pool Registration & Class Information

East San Jose Pool

2015 Galena SE - View map.

(505) 848-1396

No lessons for Summer 2019

Eisenhower Pool

11001 Camero NE - View map.

(505) 291-6292

 
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 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.
 Child Intersession 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 3 2019 Swim Team: 7:30 - 9 a.m. Water Polo: 9 - 10 a.m.

Highland Pool

400 Jackson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2096

 
Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
  I, II, and III (Monday - Friday) 6 - 6:35 p.m., 6:45 - 7:20 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
  I, II, and III (Monday - Friday) 6 - 6:35 p.m., 6:45 - 7:20 p.m.
Child I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
  I, II, and III (Monday - Friday) 6 - 6:35 p.m., 6:45 - 7:20 p.m.

Los Altos Pool

10100 Lomas NE - View map.

(505) 768-4901

 
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 5:15 - 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 and II 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 and II 4:30 - 5:10 p.m., 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
 Child Intersession 10:10 - 11:10 a.m., 11:20 - 12:20 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 3 2019 Swim Team: 8 - 9 a.m. Water Polo: 9 - 10 a.m.

Montgomery Pool

5301 Palo Duro NE - View map.

(505) 888-8123

 
Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 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., 11 - 11:35 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., 11 - 11:35 a.m.
  I, II, and III 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 3 2019 Swim Team: 7:15 - 8:45 a.m. Water Polo: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Rio Grande Outdoor

1410 Iron SW - View map.

(505) 848-1397

 
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 3 2019 10 - 11 a.m.

Sandia Pool

7801 Candelaria NE - View map.

(505) 275-6278

 
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 6:10 - 6:50 p.m., 7:00 - 7:40 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, III, and IV 6:10 - 6:50 p.m., 7:00 - 7:40 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., 7:00 - 7:40 p.m.
Diving 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 6:10 - 6:50 p.m., 7:00 - 7:40 p.m.
Adult II, and IV 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.

Sierra Vista Pool

5001 Montano NW - View map.

(505) 897-8819

 
Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, and III 10:15-10:50, 11:45-12:20
  I 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
  I and II 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Preschool I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35, 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
  I and II 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 and II 5:10 - 5:50 p.m., 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Child Intersession 10:10 - 11:10 a.m., 11:20 - 12:20 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 3 2019 Swim Team: 7:30 - 9 a.m. Water Polo: 9 - 10 a.m..

Sunport Pool

2033 Columbia SE - View map.

(505) 848-1398

 
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 - 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 3 2019 10 - 10:50 a.m.

Valley Pool

1505 Candelaria NW - View map.

(505) 768-5349

 
Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I and 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 3 2019 Swim Team: 4 - 4:55 p.m. Water Polo: 5-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna NW - View map.

(505) 836-8718

 
Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m.
  I, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Preschool I, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
  I, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Child I, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 - 12:20 p.m.
  I, III, and IV 5:15 - 5:55 p.m., 6:10 - 6:50 p.m.
Diving I and III 11 - 11:35 p.m.
Adventures in Aquatics July 1-5 2019 9 - 10 a.m.
Kids Triathlon July 1-5 2019 9 - 10 a.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 3 2019 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wilson Pool

6000 Anderson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2095

 
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 3 2019 9 - 11 a.m.

Spring Lessons 2019

Spring swim lessons are offered at West Mesa Aquatic Center, Sandia Pool, Highland Pool, Los Altos Pool, and Valley Pool

  • The cost for each session is $35.
  • Registration begins December 1, 2018 for all pools except Los Altos (begins March 16, 2019). Please go to play.cabq.gov to sign up.
Pool Spring Session I Spring Session II
West Mesa Aquatic Center

March 12 - April 4 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

5:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

April 9 - May 12 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

5:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Sandia Pool

January 27 - March 3 2019 (Sundays)

9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

March 17 - April 21 2019 (Sundays)

9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Highland Pool

March 5 -21 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

6:15 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

 
Valley Pool

March 4 - 27 2019 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

 

April 1 - 24 2019 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

Los Altos Pool

March 30 - May 4 2019 (Saturdays)

4:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.