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Swimming Lessons

Information about swimming lessons at City of Albuquerque pools.

Swimming Lessons at Los Altos Pool

Aquatic Adventures at West Mesa Aquatic Center

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Follow these steps to complete your transaction:

  • Sign up for a household (or sign in if you have visited a City of Albuquerque pool)
  • Find the lesson you are interested in
  • Add to cart
  • 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 - 17 years
  • Adult: 18 and older

Child classes are organized by "pods" or skill levels.

Child Lesson Pods

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

Pod 1 - Water Acclamation/Floating

Students focus on being comfortable in the main pool, 3 feet 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 15 yards of coordinated butterfly, 15+ yards of breaststroke, 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

Private Lessons

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

2019 Fall Swim Lessons

  • Registration will start on Thursday August 1, 2019 at noon.
  • Lessons are $35 per child, per session.

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

Indoor Sites Classes / Dates / Days / Times
Highland Pool (505) 256-2096 Parent Tot, Preschool, Pods 1 - 5 / September 9 - October 20 / Sun / 11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Los Altos Pool (505) 768-4901 Preschool, Pods 1-5 / August 17 - October 5 / Sat / 4:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia High School  (505) 275-6278

Preschool, Pods 1 - 5, Diving / September 1 - October 20 / Sun 10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Parent Tot, Preschool, Pods 1 -5 / November 3 - December 20 / Sun 10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.       

Valley Pool (505) 768-5349 Adult Lesson, Diving, Pods 1-5 / August 19 - September 11 / Mon and Wed 3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
West Mesa Aquatic Center (505) 836-8718

Parent Tot, Preschool, Pods 1 - 5 / September 3 - 26 / Tues and Thurs / 5:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Parent Tot, Preschool, Pods 1 -5 / October 1 - 24 / Tues and Thurs / 5:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.