West Mesa Aquatic Center

Aquatic Recreation Facility 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.

Operating as usual


Sign up for a City of Albuquerque lifeguard class to start your journey of becoming a community hero!


We know it’s hard to believe but with school starting next week, Sunday (7/30) will be the last day for summer hours. cabq.gov/swimtimes.


Visit cabq.gov/pools for detailed hours.

Photos from West Mesa Aquatic Center's post 07/20/2023

Looking to swim at a beautiful public but don’t like crowds? Come visit the East San Jose pool! The water is nice and it is NEVER busy!


Take advantage of a free water polo clinic next month with some of our club water polo teams!

Photos from West Mesa Aquatic Center's post 07/15/2023

West Mesa is closed today for the annual Sundance Swim Championships but all other pools are open today! Take advantage of operation cooldown and visit one of the other pools. Most are free this weekend but our three most popular pools are just one dollar for admission. Stay cool ABQ!


Lifeguard Games is this Saturday at the Sierra Vista pool. In order to have all staff participate, all city swimming pools will be closed on Saturday. Please find other safe ways to cool off during our brief closure. Thank you! City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation One Albuquerque Media


Lifeguard Games is this Saturday! In order to have all our staff participate, all swimming pools will be closed this Saturday. Please find other safe ways to cool off during our brief closure. Thank you!


Meet us at the Montgomery pool on May 25th for our “Swim and Play Pass” kick off. We will be giving out swim passes and talking about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention.

Photos from West Mesa Aquatic Center's post 05/13/2023

Congratulations Valley for winning lifeguard games! And Betsy Patterson Pool took home the Spirt Flag!


Want to become a local hero and save lives? Become a lifeguard. $500 bonuses for City of Albuquerque lifeguards this summer!


It’s not too late to sign up for a lifeguard class!


Looking for something to do over spring break? Get certified to become a lifeguard! www.cabq.gov/lifeguard


Become a lifeguard today! Great benefits to working as a lifeguard for the City of Albuquerque. Free lifeguard classes for potential City candidates. Message us to set up an interview and get a free code.


Looking for a refreshing resolution? Take the plunge at the City’s Sierra Vista pool on the first Saturday of the new year! Free towels, polar bear designed donuts, and hot chocolate ☕️❄️🐻‍❄️! cabq.gov/plunge.


Only one month away! Start the year off right and sign up to take the plunge on the first Saturday in 2023!


Become a lifeguard this winter season! Sign up for a class today.


All Aquatics passes are 15% off. You can either visit one of the pools today through Sunday to purchase a discounted pass or you can wait and purchase online on Monday. The discount will be available online on cyber Monday, November 28 only.


Become a lifeguard this winter season! Beginning January 1, lifeguard pay will start at $13 and tops out at $16/hour.


Beginning November 21st, our SOUTH Parking lot (off of Fortuna) will be closed due to construction. Construction is anticipated to take about 4 weeks. During that time, facility users may access the facility using our NORTH parking lot (off Glenrio).

Thank you,
West Mesa Aquatic Center Staff


Unfortunately due to the mechanical issues and repairs required, the Olympic pool will remain closed today (August 22) thru the afternoon Wednesday (August 24). We are hoping to have the pool back open Wednesday evening.


Unfortunately, the Olympic pool will still be closed this afternoon.


Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues, the Olympic pool will be closed today (August 21) and tomorrow (August 22) morning.


We apologize for the inconvenience.


Registration opens today at noon!

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We are adding a new location this year. Join us this Saturday at Montgomery Pool! Sign up today cabq.gov/pools




6705 Fortuna Road NW
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 8am
6pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 8am
6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 8am
6pm - 8pm
Thursday 5:30am - 8am
6pm - 8pm
Friday 5:30am - 8am
6pm - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm

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