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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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  • Sign up for a household (or sign in if you have visited a City of Albuquerque pool)
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  • 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

This June, we are offering private lessons at the West Mesa Aquatic Center and the Los Altos Pool. These lessons will be taught with the parent or guardian in the water with the child for the following classes: Parent tot, Preschool, Pod 1, Pod 2, and Pod 3.

Pods 4 and 5 do not require a parent in the water.

Fall 2020 Private Swim Lessons

  • Registration will start on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7 am.
  • Lessons are $35 per child, per session.

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

Indoor Sites Classes offered: Parent-Tot, Preschool, Pods 1-5
Los Altos Pool (505) 768-4901
Lesson Days Start Date End Date Time 1 Time 2
Saturday 8/15/2020 9/5/2020 3:15 - 3:45 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9/5/2020 9/26/2020 3:15 - 3:45 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10/3/2020 10/24/2020 3:15 - 3:45 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10/31/2020 11/21/2020 3:15 - 3:45 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm
West Mesa Aquatic Center (505) 836-8718
Lesson Days Start Date End Date Time
Mon & Wed 8/17/2020 8/26/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Tue & Thur 8/18/2020 8/27/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Mon & Wed 9/14/2020 9/23/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Tue & Thur 9/15/2020 9/24/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9/5/2020 9/26/2020 11-11:30 am
Mon & Wed 10/12/2020 10/21/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Tue & Thur 10/13/2020 10/22/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10/3/2020 10/24/2020 11-11:30 am
Mon & Wed 11/9/2020 11/18/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Tue & Thur 11/10/2020 11/19/2020 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10/31/2020 11/21/2020 11-11:30am

Betsy Patterson Pool (Sandia)

(505) 275-6278

Lesson Days Start Date End Date Time 1 Time 2
Sunday 8/16/2020 9/6/2020 9:00 - 9:30 am 10:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday 9/5/2020 9/26/2020 9:00 - 9:30 am 10:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday 10/3/2020 10/24/2020 9:00 - 9:30 am 10:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday 10/31/2020 11/21/2020 9:00 - 9:30 am 10:00 - 10:30 am

Valley Pool

(505) 768-5349

Lesson Days Start Date End Date Time
Mon & Wed 8/17/2020 8/26/2020 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Tue & Thur 8/18/2020 8/27/2020 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Mon & Wed 9/14/2020 9/23/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Tue & Thur 9/15/2020 9/24/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Mon & Wed 10/12/2020 10/21/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Tue & Thur 10/13/2020 10/22/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Mon & Wed 11/9/2020 11/18/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Tue & Thur 11/10/2020 11/19/2020 5:30 - 6:00 pm