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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

Lesson Sign Up: Now Online

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 - 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.

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.

Fall Lessons 2018

Fall swim lessons are offered at West Mesa Aquatic Center, Sandia Pool, Highland Pool, and Valley Pool

  • The cost for each session is $35.
  • Registration begins August 1, 2018. Please go to play.cabq.gov to sign up.
Pool Fall Session I Fall Session II
West Mesa Aquatic Center

September 4-27, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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

October 2-25, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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

Sandia Pool

August 26 - September 30 2018 (Sundays)

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

 October 17 - November 18 2018 (Sundays)

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

Highland Pool

September 16 - October 21 (Sundays)

11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

 
Valley Pool

August 20 - September 12 2018 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

 

2018 Summer Swim Lessons

  • Online registration will start on Monday April 23, 2018 at 8 a.m.
  • In-person registration will start on April 28, 2018, at indoor pools (except Los Altos).
  • When outdoor pools open on May 26, 2018, 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
Sandia Pool (505) 275-6279 Eisenhower, Montgomery
Valley Pool (505) 768-5349 Rio Grande Outdoor, Sunport
West Mesa Aquatic Center (505) 836-8718 Sierra Vista
Morning Session Dates (Monday - Friday) Evening Session Dates (Monday - Thursday)**
Session I: June 4 - 15 Session I: June 4 - 14
Session II: June 18 - 29 Session II: June 18 - 28
Intersession: July 2 - 6 (Eisenhower only)
Session III: July 9 - 20 Session III: July 9 - 19
Session IV: July 23 - Aug. 3 Session IV: July 23 - Aug. 2
  **Highland's evening lessons are Monday - Friday

Individual Pool Registration & Class Information

East San Jose Pool

2015 Galena SE - View map.

(505) 848-1396

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at East San Jose Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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.

Eisenhower Pool

11001 Camero NE - View map.

(505) 291-6292

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at Eisenhower Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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 5:00 - 5:40 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 4:10 - 4:50 p.m., 5 - 5:40 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 4:10 - 4:50 p.m., 5 - 5:40 p.m.
  Intersession 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 4 2018 Swim Team: 7:45 - 9 a.m. Water Polo: 9 - 10 a.m.

Highland Pool

400 Jackson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2096

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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

Los Altos Pool

10100 Lomas NE - View map.

(505) 768-4901

Los Altos pool is closed for the summer season 2018

Montgomery Pool

5301 Palo Duro NE - View map.

(505) 888-8123

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at Montgomery Pool starting May 26, 2018, during pool hours of operation.

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times
Parent - Tot I, II, III, and IV 11 - 11:35 a.m.
  I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Preschool I and II 9:35 - 10:10 a.m
  I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Child I and II 9:35 - 10:10 a.m.
  I, II, III, and IV 10:15 - 10:50 a.m., 11 - 11:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  I and II 5:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 4 2018 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

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at Rio Grande Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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 4 2018 10 - 11 a.m.

Sandia Pool

7801 Candelaria NE - View map.

(505) 275-6279

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
  I, II, and III 6:50 - 7:30 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 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
  I, II, and III 6:50 - 7:30 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 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
  I, II, III 6:50 - 7:30 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 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.
  I, II, III 6:50 - 7:30 p.m.
Adult II, and IV 6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Sierra Vista Pool

5001 Montano NW - View map.

(505) 897-8819

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at Sierra Vista Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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 4 2018 7 - 10 a.m.

Sunport Pool

2033 Columbia SE - View map.

(505) 848-1398

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at Sunport Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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 - 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 4 2018 10 - 10:50 a.m.

Valley Pool

1505 Candelaria NW - View map.

(505) 768-5349

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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 4 2018 Swim Team: 4 - 4:55 p.m. Water Polo: 5-5:55 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna NW - View map.

(505) 836-8718

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

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 2-6 2018 9 - 10 a.m.
Kids Triathlon July 2-6 2018 9 - 10 a.m.
Aquatic Team Begins June 4 2018 Swim Team: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. Water Polo: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Wilson Pool

6000 Anderson SE - View map.

(505) 256-2095

Online registration begins on April 23, 2018 at 8 am.

In-person registration for this site begins on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Registration will be available at the Wilson Pool starting May 26, 2018, 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 4 2018 9 - 11 a.m.

 

Spring Lessons 2018

Spring swim lessons are offered at West Mesa Aquatic Center and Sandia Pool

  • Each session has 8 lessons and the cost is $35 per session.
  • Sign up begins Dec. 1, 2017
Pool Spring Session I Spring Session II
West Mesa Aquatic Center

March 6 - 29, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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

April 3 - 26, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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

Sandia Pool

April 30 - May 23 2018 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

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