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Swimming Lessons

Information about swimming lessons at City of Albuquerque pools.

Lesson Sign Up: Online Only

Follow these steps to complete your transaction:

  1. Sign up for a household (or sign in if you have visited a City of Albuquerque pool)
  2. Find the lesson you are interested in
  3. Add to cart
  4. Proceed to checkout
  5. Bring your receipt to the first day of lessons

Sign Up for Swim Lessons

Classes are arranged by age:

  • Parent Tot 1 Guppy: 6 to 18 month
  • Parent Tot 2 Minnow: 18 months to 2 years
  • Preschool 1 Jellyfish: 3 to 4-1/2
  • Preschool 2 Starfish: 4 to 5 years
  • Child (Pods 1-5): 6 to 17 years
  • Adult: 18 and older

Child classes are organized by "pods" or skill levels. Lessons offered at Betsy Patterson Pool, East San Jose Pool, Eisenhower Pool, Highland Pool, Los Altos Pool, Montgomery Pool, Rio Grande Outdoor Pool, Sierra Vista Pool, Sunport Pool, Valley Pool, West Mesa Aquatic Center, and Wilson Pool

Metro Swim, Dive, and Water Polo

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 - Sea Horse- 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 - Alligator - 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 - Otter - 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 - Octopus - 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 - Stingray - 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

The City of Albuquerque Aquatics Division will not be offering private lessons during the summer.

Summer 2022 Swim Lessons

  • Registration will be slightly different this summer. In order to best gauge your child's swimming level, we will open registration for June lessons on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 12 pm. Registration for July lessons will open Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 12 pm.
  • Lessons are $40 per child, per session.
  • Class Sizes of a 1:5 Instructor to Student Ratio.

Summer Session Dates:

Session I June 6, 2022 - June 16, 2022
Session II June 20, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Intersession July 4 - 8, 2022
Session III July 11, 2022 - July 21, 2022
Session IV July 25, 2022 - August 4, 2022

 

Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia High School - 7801 Candelaria NE - 505.275.6278

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
10:00 - 10:30AM, 10:45 - 11:15AM, 11:30 - 12:00PM
Monday - Thursday
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I-II 4:15 - 4:45PM, 5:00 - 5:30PM Monday - Thursday
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods July 5:30 - 6:15 PM Sundays

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6 Diving Team Only 9:15 - 10:00AM Monday - Friday

East San Jose Pool - 2015 Galena SE - 505.848.1396

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV Free Swim School - 11:00AM - 11:30PM Monday - Thursday

Eisenhower Pool - 11001 Camero NE - 505.291.6292

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
10:15 - 10:45AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM,
11:45AM - 12:15PM
Monday - Thursday

Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods

July 5:30 - 6:15 PM Sundays

Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods

Intersession July 4 - 8 10:15 - 11:00AM, 11:15 - 12:00PM  

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6
Diving @ Sandia 9:15 -10AM,
Swim 7:00 - 9:00AM
Monday - Friday

Highland Pool - 400 Jackson SE - 505.768.3940

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
11:15 -11:45AM
Monday - Thursday
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
6:00-6:30 PM
Monday - Thursday
Triathlon July 11 - 14, July 18 - 21
11:15 -11:45AM

Monday - Thursday

Los Altos Pool - 10100 Lomas NE - 505.768.4901

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV  10:15 - 10:45 AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM, 11:45 - 12:15PM Monday - Thursday
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I & II Only
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM, 4:50 PM - 5:20 PM,
5:25 PM - 5:55 PM
Monday - Thursday
Aquatic Team Begins June 6
Diving @ Sandia 9:15 -10AM
Swim 7:45 - 10:00AM
Monday - Friday

Montgomery Pool - 5301 Palo Duro NE - 505.888.8123

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
10:15 - 10:45AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM,
11:45AM - 12:15PM
Monday - Thursday

Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods

July
5:30 - 6:15 PM
Sundays

Aquatic Team

Begins June 7
Diving @ Sandia 9:15 -10AM
Swim 7:00 - 9:00AM
Monday - Friday

Rio Grande Outdoor Pool - 1410 Iron SW - 505.768.4928

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods
I, II, III
IV (tentative)
9:30 - 10:00AM, 10:15 - 10:45AM Monday - Thursday

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6
Diving @ Valley 4:00 - 6:00PM
Swim 10:00 - 10:45AM
Water Polo MWF @ Sunport 11:15-12:15
Monday - Friday

Sierra Vista Pool - 5001 Montano NW - 505.897.8819

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
10:15 - 10:45AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM,
11:45AM - 12:15PM
Monday - Thursday
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I & II Only 5:30 - 6:00PM, 6:05 - 6:35PM, 6:40 - 7:10 PM Monday - Thursday
Aquatic Team Begins June 6

Diving @ WMAC 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Swim 7:00 - 10:00AM

Monday - Friday

Sunport Pool - 2033 Columbia SE - 505.768.5399

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV 11:15 - 11:45AM, 11:50 - 12:20PM Monday - Thursday
Kids Kayak Class III, and IV

11:15AM - 12:15PM

Tuesday & Thursday

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6
Swim 10:00AM-11:00AM
Water Polo MWF 11:15-12:15AM
Diving @ Valley 5:00 - 6:00PM
Monday - Friday

Valley Pool - 1505 Candelaria NW - 505.768.5349

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV 10:00 - 10:30AM, 10:35 - 11:05AM Monday - Thursday

Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods

I, II, III, and IV

5:00-5:30 PM, 5:35 - 6:05PM

Monday - Thursday

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6
Swim 4:00 - 5:00PM
Water Polo MWF @ Sunport 11:15-12:15
Diving @ Valley 5:00 - 6:00PM
Monday - Friday

West Mesa Aquatic Center - 6705 Fortuna NW - 505.836.8718

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV
10:15 - 10:45AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM,
11:45AM - 12:15PM
Monday - Thursday

Parent - Tot, Preschool, Child Pods

I, II, III, and IV

5:15 - 5:45PM, 6:00 - 6:30PM

Monday - Thursday

Kids Triathlon Class

June 20 - 23,
June 27 - 30

10:15 - 10:45AM

Monday - Thursday

Adventures In Aquatics

July 11 - 14, July 18 - 21 

10:15 - 10:45AM

Monday - Thursday

Kids Kayak Class

IV

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuesday and Thursday

Aquatic Team

Begins June 6
Diving 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Swim and Water Polo 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday - Friday

Wilson Pool - 6000 Anderson SE - 505.256.2095

Lessons Sessions Available Lesson Times Days of the Week
Preschool, Child Pods I, II, III, and IV 11:30AM - 12:00PM Monday - Thursday
Aquatic Team Begins June 6 9:00 am to 10:15 AM Monday - Friday

Fall 2022 Lessons - Registration Opens August 1, 2022