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Swimming

Information about pools and other aquatic facilities in the City of Albuquerque.

City Pools Closed Through June 7, 2020

The following City pools will open for Lap Swim Only for individuals 9 years of age and older starting Monday, June 8, 2020:

Highland Pool, Los Altos Pool, Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia High School, West Mesa Aquatic Center Olympic Pool, Eisenhower Pool, and Rio Grande Outdoor Pool.

The Valley Pool will open Monday, June 22, 2020.

To make a reservation, click here

  • All visits to pools will be reserved online by going to play.cabq.gov or by calling the facility.
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 days in advance. Reservation time opens online at 8 am.
  • Reservations are for lap swimming only. If a child 9 or 10 years of age reserves a lane, the parent must also reserve a separate lane. Spectators are not allowed during this phase of reopening.
  • Lanes will be available on reservation basis through play.cabq.gov. We will have one hour time blocks and a person can only reserve one time per day. Lap swimmers will be notified approximately 5 minutes prior to the end of their reservation period and must exit the lane two minutes prior to the end of their reservation period.
    • A waiver will be attached to the registration and the individual will be required to provide answers to screening questions.
    • Drop-ins will not be allowed – those without internet access can call the pool up to two days in advance to make a reservation.
      • If calling ahead of time, individual will be required to fill out their waiver and answer the screening questions prior to entry at kiosk (disinfected after each use).  
    • Upon registration, individual will receive an email confirmation with social distancing guidelines and signed waiver.
  • Payment for facility/program fees will be credit card only. No cash or checks accepted.
  • Cloth face coverings are required when in the locker rooms and on the pool deck but not allowed in pool.
  • Temperature screening will be performed by front desk clerk with a non-contact thermometer. Individuals with a temperature reading above 100.4°F will be denied entry.
  • Front desk attendants will no longer have the ability to hold personal belongings.

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