City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division
Operating as usual
We have an awesome DJ (Sunai) scheduled to help us celebrate the pools on Sundays through Labor Day weekend. She will be performing during our recreation swim times. Don’t miss out!
Thank you Special Olympics of NM for hosting your meet at the West Mesa Aquatic Center today!
Attention: Rio Grande pool will be closed for the first two hours of open swim this Saturday. Please visit one of our other swimming pools during this time. www.cabq.gov/pools
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Way to go Eisenhower pool on winning this summer’s lifeguard games!!
All City of Albuquerque Pools Closed today for Lifeguard Games
West Mesa Aquatic Center is closed to the public tomorrow. The Aquatics division invites all parks and recreation employees to take advantage of a free pool day! We have a DJ, swimming, waterslides, and three food trucks! We are looking forward to seeing all of our fellow employees there!￼￼￼
Day two down, one more to go! This weekend has been the largest meet of the year at the West Mesa Aquatic Center. It’s the Roadrunners Of Albuquerque Aquatic Club’s long course meet running two sessions every day; Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are seeing about 800 individuals in attendance each day! With 17 teams competing (5 from CO and 1 from TX) this is one for the books!
Sign up for July lessons today at noon!
Swimming Information about pools and other aquatic facilities in the City of Albuquerque.
The season opener for Metro Leage Swimming is under way this morning. South Valley Megalodons host West Mesa Piranhas in an all-relays dual. Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space hosting their first meet since 2019 here at South Valley Pool. Swim fast!
Statistics show that one month of formal swimming lessons will reduce the risk of drowning in children by 88%. Sign up today!
Don’t miss out on this free clinic!
Reminder! Metro League Aquatics is hosting its annual water polo clinic! Ages 6-14 will participate in the first City-organized water polo activity since 2019! All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend, just bring your suit and towel. There will be a parent meeting during the event.
To register for Summer Metro Polo just go to play.cabq.gov
For questions and concerns call 505-768-3814 or email [email protected]
Come beat the heat! Skip the lines and purchase tickets online. https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/nmalbuquerquewt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=AQREC
We still have openings! Sign up today https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/swimming/kids-triathlon
￼ Are you wishing you didn’t have to wait until memorial day weekend to go swimming at one of our outdoor pools?
Well your wait just got shortened! Four of our outdoor pools will be opening on weekends starting this Saturday!
￼￼￼￼￼This morning was the first Lifeguard Games Manager’s Cup since 2019. ￼￼We can’t believe it’s been three years! Congratulations West Mesa Aquatic Center on winning the Cup! And way to go Betsy Patterson/Sandia Pool for winning the Spirit Flag!
Congratulations to last week’s Junior Lifeguard Graduates! We had an awesome class full of future lifesavers!
The Highland Pool will be closed this evening from 6-8pm
We’re looking for a great leader to join our team and manage the Rio Grande outdoor pool by the Zoo! Call or text 505-397-2437
Sign up for an interview today for a position as a Lifeguard, Adventure Leader, or Balloon Fiesta Park Attendant.
Become a Junior Lifeguard this spring break! Classes are free! Sign up today!
Want to start the New Year supporting a good cause? Sign up to take the plunge or make a donation today! Help give Albuquerque children free swimming lessons!
Don’t miss out!
The Aquatics Division is hiring pool supervisors for the Rio Grande, Montgomery, and East San Jose Pools. These are full time City of Albuquerque positions with benefits! Must have a High School Diploma and 4 years of Aquatics experience. Apply today! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq/jobs/3265361/outdoor-pool-supervisor-un?keywords=pool&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Summer for the outdoor pools is almost over... But not yet!
Bad news: due to maintenance issues, the Montgomery pool will be closed Saturday, Sept 4 but will reopen on Sunday!
Good news: we are able to extend summer hours at the Rio Grande Outdoor pool through Saturday, September 11!
Please bring your canine companion and join us at the Rio Grande pool on September 12 from 11-3 for our annual dog swim day! - Proof of full vaccinations required. ￼ please visit our website for full details.￼ https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/events/rio-grande-doggy-paddle
A little over two weeks away! You are officially invited to bring your furry friend to swim at the pool on Sunday, September 12 from 11-3!
Hello all you wonderful pool goers! Outdoor pools will stay open on weekends after school starts! Come celebrate the end of your first week back to school with a trip to the pool!
Summer break is approaching it’s end but pools are staying open!
Don’t miss out! Discounted passes before school starts.
The Sierra Vista Pool will be closed today for maintenance.
We still have open spots for swim lessons! Sign up today!
City Announces Additional Spots for Some of its Youth Summer Programs 1000 new swimming lesson spots, plus availability at community centers and adventure camp.
Don’t miss out! All passes are discounted through July 5th!
Please leave a question or comment for or Q and A at the end of the meeting! Thank you.
We need lifeguards for the summer! Please help us spread the word!
City of Albuquerque looking to hire lifeguards for summer season ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s almost that time of year where we shed the boots and coats and swapped out for swimsuits and trunks. Fun in the sun is right around the corner, which mea…
It’s not too late to sign up. Call a City pool today!
Our partnership with the Ditch and Water Safety taskforce has created a great opportunity to spread the word about water safety! Check out this coloring contest for a chance to win some very useful prizes!
2021 Coloring Contest - Ditch the Ditches Contest Rules The coloring contest will begin March 1st at 8 AM and remain open until June 30th at 11:59 PM. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win the contest. The contest is open to children 12 years of age and under. One winner will be chosen in each of the age categories…
Now is the time!
Snow is continuing through the evening for the Metro area. All pools are on a 2 hour delay tomorrow.
All pools closed today due to weather conditions. Stay safe. Stay warm.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don’t miss out tomorrow!
Black Friday sales for pool passes! 15% off! Tomorrow only! Also our Winter Water Aerobics passes will go on sale tomorrow!
If you miss out or want to get 25% off your next pass, sing up for our United Way Swim Challenge! https://www.active.com/other-endurance/virtual-events/united-way-swim-challenge-2020?int=
Water Aerobics to start on Monday at Los Altos, Valley, and West Mesa!
Water Exercise classes are back at WMAC starting October 5th!
Registration opens up at 7am two days prior to each class date.
Here the times that will be offered:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Follow the link to reserve (starting 2 days prior to desired class):
Call the front desk for questions and assistance: 836-8718
Have a great weekend!
Happy Birthday Shanta
Our beloved Shanta would have been 21 years old today. There isn’t a day that goes by that her life doesn’t inspire us to continue her mission of bringing positivity to the world. Happy birthday Shanta.
From the Aquatics family! Happy
Private swimming lessons extended! Sign up tomorrow, Monday, August 10 at 7:00 am. www.cabq.gov/pools
Visit www.cabq.gov/lifeguard to apply today! Not certified? If you can swim 200 yards in 4 minutes, tread water for two minutes, retrieve a 10 lb weight from the bottom of the pool, and want to work as a lifeguard for the city of Albuquerque, we will certify you for free!
If you can't do the above but are comfortable in the water, we are also hiring Aquatics Aide employees who can respond to emergencies, work the front desk, and teach swimming lessons.
Jump in! The water’s fine! Sunport Pool is open for lap swimming Monday. Sign up for a lane today! play.cabq.gov
Private Swim Lessons in July!!!
Register Online Monday at 8am.
Pools are not allowed to open for recreation swim just yet but there is plenty for our kiddos to do! Our Open Space visitor center is hosting explorer camps weekly, Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm throughout the summer. Register today. yc.cabq.gov. City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation City of Albuquerque Open Space
Thanks to everyone who used our online registration system to rent a lap swim lane for Monday! Tuesday registration opens up tomorrow at 8am!
Good afternoon devoted pool patrons! As many of you have heard, our governor is allowing pools to open in June!! Hooray! All of us in aquatics have been working hard to get our pools ready for when we get the green light. We will be spending next week training our staff and will be gradually opening some of our pools for lap swim by reservation only. The Highland Pool, Los Altos Pool, West Mesa Aquatic Center, Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia HS, Eisenhower Outdoor Pool, and Rio Grande Outdoor pool will open Monday, June 8. Valley pool will open Monday, June 22. A lap lane can be reserved for one swimmer up to two days in advance by visiting play.cabq.gov or by calling the pool. In order to follow CDC and state social distancing guidelines we will not allow walk-ins. We will have our website updated with available hours by the end of the day. Please visit www.cabq.gov/pools for more information. We will also have private parent/child lessons at the West Mesa Aquatic Center and Los Altos pool starting the week of June 15. Registration for those lessons will be 8:00 am on Monday, June 1st by visiting play.cabq.gov. No in person registration available.
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