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West Mesa Aquatic Center

Information about West Mesa Aquatic Center. Wristband Policy is back in place for recreational swimming. Wristbands available for purchase starting Mon-Fri at 5:30am, Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am. Indoor pool and diving boards are open sessions 1 & 2 and all sessions on Fridays. Outdoor pool only for session 3 Mon-Thu.

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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View special events and closures.

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. 


Summer 2023 Schedule, May 27, 2023 to August 6, 2023

All City of Albuquerque pools Closed July 1 for Summer Lifeguard Games

Due to delays in renovations, the outdoor pool will not open until June 1, 2023. 

Lap Swim (weekdays) Open Swim (weekdays) Lap Swim (weekends) Open Swim (weekends) Swim Lessons Water Exercise Swim Team (weekdays)

Monday to Friday

5:30 to 8:00 AM

12:30 to 2:30 PM

3:00 to 5:00 PM

Monday to Thursday

7:00 to 8:15 PM

Fridays 6 to 8 PM






Pre-sale 5:30 AM until all tickets are sold


Monday to Friday

12:30 to 2:30 PM

3:00 to 5:00 PM

Monday to Thursday

Outdoor pool

(Delayed until June 1)

7:00 to 8:15 PM

All pools Fridays only

6 to 8 PM

12:30 to 2:30 PM

3:00 to 5:00 PM










Pre-sale 5:30 AM until all tickets are sold


12:30  to 2:30 PM

3:00 to 5:00 PM









Sessions 1 ti 7




Week Long sessions









Monday to Friday

9 to 10 AM

Mon., Tue., Thurs.

7 to 8 PM









Metro Aquatic Team June 5th.

8 to 10 AM










List of Renovations to WMAC 2023

WMAC - Completed Projects

  • Outdoor and Indoor Water Play Features
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pool Slide Refurbishment
  • New LCD Scoreboard
  • Timing System Upgrades
  • Starting Block Refurbishment
  • Indoor Play Feature Part Repairs
  • Indoor Pool and Olympic Restroom Deck Resurface
  • Olympic Tile Cleaning
  • Outdoor Pool Plaster Replacement, Deck Resurface, and Hydro Hub Remodel
  • Thunderdome – Large Floating Play Feature
  • Classroom Remodel
  • ADA Chair Lifts
  • Lounge Chairs/Deck Furniture
  • New Water Fountains and bottle fillers
  • New Hand Dryers
  • New Parking Lot Pavement
  • Outdoor Pool Shade Structures
  • Olympic Pool Garage Door Refurbishment
  • Front lobby ADA door repair
  • Outdoor Pigeon Exclusion
  • Indoor Play Feature Part Repairs
  • Evaporative Cooler Refurbishment
  • Updated Lighting and Wiring
  • New Locker Room paint
  • Total Cost $1,808,104

WMAC - Additional Projects Planned 2023-2024

  • HVAC Repairs
  • Gates and Fencing
  • Exterior Landscaping
  • Sink and Water Fountain Repair/Replacement
  • Door repairs
  • Estimated Total Cost: $1,200,000