West Mesa Aquatic Center

Information about West Mesa Aquatic Center. Wristband Policy is back in place for recreational swimming on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Wristbands available for purchase starting Fridays 5:30am, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am. No recreational swimming Wednesday evenings - Indoor pool and diving boards are closed.

West Mesa Aquatic Center Info

6705 Fortuna NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
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Phone - (505) 836-8718

Olympic Pool

West Mesa Olympic Pool

Holiday Schedule

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Lap Swim Procedures to change starting Monday, June 1. Learn More!

Something for Everyone

West Mesa Aquatic Center is the site of the City's newest Olympic pool.

This is an excellent pool for lap swimming, recreational swimming, exercise classes, swim meets — stadium seating to accommodate 800 spectators — and other activities.

Olympic Features

The pool can be set for eight 50-meter lanes or two-dozen 25-yard lanes.

The pool also has two 1-meter diving boards and a 3-meter diving board.

Indoor & Outdoor Slide Pools

The West Mesa Aquatic Center also features an indoor recreation pool that has a tower water slide with beach-like zero-slope design. It is handicap accessible and great for birthday parties.

The outdoor pool is larger than the indoor pool and has two water slides.


Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children ages 8 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the water. Therefore, they both need to be in the water.

West Mesa Aquatic Center Hours

The West Mesa Aquatic Center will be using wristbands this summer season for entry into the pool. Wristbands available to purchase at the pool as early as 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends.  When the shift starts, patrons with wristbands can come right into the facility through the main entrance on the south side of the facility.  Wristbands are also available for purchase online up to 2 days in advance. If you purchase wristbands online, please visit the Aquatics Aide at the front desk prior to the start of the shift for your reserved wristbands.  If you are a passholder, you are still required to have a wristband; the pass simply allows you to collect a wristband for free. All patrons require a wristband for entry, regardless of whether they are swimming. All patrons will be asked to leave the facility between shifts to allow time to clean and allow new patrons to queue and enjoy the pool. A set number of wristbands will be available based on bather load limits from the current health code. 

School Year Schedule: August 8, 2022 through May 26, 2023

Lap Swim (M-F)
Open Swim (M-F)
Lap Swim (weekends)
Open Swim (weekends)
Water Exercise
5:30 – 8:00 AM / 9:00 - 10:00 AM (limited lanes)
11:30 – 1:30 PM (M,W,F only)
(W/F High School Class 12:45 - 1:30 PM)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
6:00-8:00 PM
Starting November 2, 2022
Indoor Slide Pool Closed Wednesdays
Diving boards open Tuesday and Friday only
12:00 – 2:30 PM
3:00-5:00 PM
(Some days may be closed due to events)
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
3 – 5 p.m.
Outdoor Pool will be open on the weekends through September 4, 2022.
9:00 – 10:00 AM (M – F)
7:00 – 8:00 PM   (M, T, Th)