City of Albuquerque Aquatics

City of Albuquerque Aquatics City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division
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Operating as usual

Water Aerobics to start on Monday at Los Altos, Valley, and West Mesa!
10/03/2020

Water Aerobics to start on Monday at Los Altos, Valley, and West Mesa!

Happy Friday!

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-Friday
9am-10am

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30pm-8:30pm

Follow the link to reserve (starting 2 days prior to desired class):

https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/nmalbuquerquewt.wsc/splash.html?ccode=pool&SessionID=0d4792ece25fcf1c8c0f4e4d4bd68eda5aca81129541388c9246fd5ba41147712e03c9170a6dc6c3f7b8310246afe1fc293e1fb5f90ac884cc8a7fb326cd357c

Call the front desk for questions and assistance: 836-8718

Have a great weekend!

Happy Birthday Shanta
08/25/2020

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 #CityHallSelfieDay #CityHallSelfie #CityHomeSelfie
08/14/2020

From the Aquatics family! Happy #CityHallSelfieDay #CityHallSelfie #CityHomeSelfie

Private swimming lessons extended! Sign up tomorrow, Monday, August 10 at 7:00 am. www.cabq.gov/pools
08/09/2020

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 ...
08/05/2020

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
07/19/2020

Jump in! The water’s fine! Sunport Pool is open for lap swimming Monday. Sign up for a lane today! play.cabq.gov

06/27/2020

Private Swim Lessons in July!!!
Register Online Monday at 8am.
www.cabq.gov/pools
play.cabq.gov

06/12/2020
CABQ YouthConnect

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

06/07/2020

Thanks to everyone who used our online registration system to rent a lap swim lane for Monday! Tuesday registration opens up tomorrow at 8am!
play.cabq.gov

05/29/2020
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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.

03/24/2020

The City is now hiring Lifeguards, Aquatics Aides, Head Lifeguards, and many other opportunities.

03/18/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Keller Declares Local State of Emergency to Tap Into Funds for Recovery and Response (See personal message from Mayor Keller below)

UPDATE: Directing resources to response and recovery, allows City to tap into State and Federal Funding

Today, Mayor Tim Keller declared a local public health emergency (video available on YouTube and downloadable on Dropbox) due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, joining dozens of states and local governments, including the City of Rio Rancho, that are dedicating additional resources to an outbreak the World Health Organization has formally designated as a global pandemic.
The emergency declaration (attached) allows the City to direct funds for the coronavirus response and request additional resources from the state and federal government.
“We are continuing to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus and help the most vulnerable folks in our community,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Like many mayors across the nation, declaring this public health emergency declaration gives us the tools to allocate resources to immediate needs and tap into additional funds for recovery and response.”

This declaration does not:
• Limit the sale or transfer of firearms
• Prohibit the sale of liquor
• Close streets
• Declare a curfew

Yesterday, Mayor Keller convened a series of virtual meetings with public safety officials, business leaders and the Volunteers Advisory Board to discuss the state of the public health emergency in Albuquerque. He did emphasize that while there are many blessings that come with being the largest metropolitan area in roughly 1,000 square miles, it also means that we have by far the most connectivity and density in the region through our shopping malls, airport, hospitals and other large facilities. Thus, going forward the City may have to have stronger restrictions than the rest of the state, and other New Mexico cities, in the near future.

The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to practice proactive social distancing. It is crucial that the public avoid large gatherings, order food from restaurants to-go, work from home and stay home in general if at all possible. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu, with fever, coughing, and trouble breathing. The City is urging those who believe they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to call the New Mexico Department of Health at 855-600-3453.

The latest information on City facilities, programs and events will be continuously updated here: https://www.cabq.gov/news/coronavirus-impacts-on-city-services.
Yesterday, Mayor Keller signed the public health emergency powers provisions, O-20-4, which was passed at Monday’s City Council meeting. Previous to passage, the Mayor already had general emergency powers that can be used in this, or other general emergency situations, for a 48 hour period. This new provision only provides specifically for “public health” situations.

03/13/2020

All City Pools to Close March 14 through April 15, 2020

Per the Public Health Emergency – Executive Order 2020-004, the City is closing all City of Albuquerque run swimming pools.

The City of Albuquerque swimming pools are a community keystone that provide health, well-being, rehabilitation, socialization, and instruction in lifesaving skills. The Aquatics Division fully understands the positive impact the pools have on every individual. The decision to cancel Aquatics programs is not taken lightly. Cessation of Aquatics programs has occurred after much deliberation and done so to preserve the health and wellness of the public.

02/20/2020

Being a Lifeguard is one of the best Jobs. Plus lifeguards are getting raises to $10.00/hour in March and Headguards will be paid $11.50!

02/19/2020

We wanted to share this great video created during the polar bear plunge at West Mesa Aquatic Center. 

Join our team!
02/18/2020

Join our team!

Way to represent at the indoor track meet this morning!
02/14/2020

Way to represent at the indoor track meet this morning!

02/04/2020
West Mesa Aquatic Center

Way to go Brendan! Those lifeguards have some skills!

Here's a highlight from this week's lifeguard challenge: "50lbs" (Feb 1 - Feb 14). To complete the challenge, lifeguards have to swim down to the bottom of West Mesa's 13.5ft deep end to retrieve 5 bricks weighing 10lbs each (Totalling 50lbs of dead weight). Congratulations to Brendan for being the first to complete this week's challenge!

Don't forget to attend the One ABQ Youth Job and Volunteer Fair on February 1st! It's from 10am-2pm. This is your opport...
01/29/2020

Don't forget to attend the One ABQ Youth Job and Volunteer Fair on February 1st! It's from 10am-2pm. This is your opportunity to interview for jobs currently open or for the Summer! We'll see you there!

Share this post for a chance to win a free month pass to the pools!
01/28/2020

Share this post for a chance to win a free month pass to the pools!

Come join us for Yoga on Tuesdays at Highland Pool! Buy 4 classes for the price of 3!!

01/24/2020

You can now follow us on Instagram! Search for cabqaquatics and follow our story!

Come join us for Yoga on Tuesdays at Highland Pool! Buy 4 classes for the price of 3!!
01/23/2020

Come join us for Yoga on Tuesdays at Highland Pool! Buy 4 classes for the price of 3!!

Come join us for Yoga on Tuesdays at Highland Pool!
01/23/2020

Come join us for Yoga on Tuesdays at Highland Pool!

01/09/2020

It’s not too late to sign up for the Al’burrr’querque Polar Bear Plunge and help a child learn to swim! www.cabq.gov/pools

We didn't have anyone sign up for our first class and our instructor is under the weather so we are cancelling tomorrow'...
01/06/2020

We didn't have anyone sign up for our first class and our instructor is under the weather so we are cancelling tomorrow's class. Sign up for next week if you're interested!

Starting January 7th, the Highland Pool will offer Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Classes! Limited spots available so sign up today!
https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/nmalbuquerquewt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=AQ&location=HIGH&season=4winter&subtype=17SUP&SessionID=1b636c5175352b3af70f2f146be3a27b0a69d4e72ce75530863ea83f6019d134c2a840d01e7ac7ff7215772d7aeda41ecf19c56d0df50c937bbe1392981afaa5

Such a beautiful event this morning! Thank you all for your contributions. Thank you Rebel Donut, Golden Pride BBQ Chick...
12/15/2019

Such a beautiful event this morning! Thank you all for your contributions. Thank you Rebel Donut, Golden Pride BBQ Chicken & Ribs, and Starbucks for providing refreshments.

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered today at Hyder Park in southeast Albuquerque to plant two trees and install a bench in memory of Shanta and Laura Hanish following their tragic passing earlier this year. Shanta was a four-year veteran lifeguard who taught swim lessons and water aerobics at the Highland Pool, and her mother, Laura, was a social worker at the Law Offices of the Public Defender.

The Parks and Recreation Department also announced today the establishment of the Shanta Strong Swim Fund that will underwrite the cost of swim lesson scholarships for children in need of financial assistance.

Tax-deductible donations to the Shanta Strong Swim Fund can be made by mailing a check to: One Albuquerque Fund, PO Box 25125, Albuquerque, NM 87125. An online donation option will also be available soon. A $35 donation will cover the cost of a set of 10 swim lessons for a child. Every donation over $50 will receive a Shanta Strong T-shirt (please indicate shirt size if making a qualified donation).

#OneAlbuquerque @ Hyder Park

Escape the mobs on Black Friday and go for a swim! And take advantage of 15 % off all passes while your at it. Special i...
11/26/2019

Escape the mobs on Black Friday and go for a swim! And take advantage of 15 % off all passes while your at it. Special is good all weekend. If you’re not able to make it to a pool, you can take advantage of the sale on Cyber Monday, December 2nd by going to play.cabq.gov.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS! Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the aquatics lover in your family? Well look no further as our City pools will be offering Black Friday deals on swim passes and water aerobics classes. All swim passes will be 15% off and water aerobics punch cards will include 5 free classes on each card (limit four cards per customer)! #OneAlbuquerque

City of Albuquerque Aquatics

Our new Lifeguard Class Schedule. Sign up today at play.cabq.gov!
11/21/2019

Our new Lifeguard Class Schedule. Sign up today at play.cabq.gov!

City of Albuquerque Aquatics's cover photo
11/21/2019

City of Albuquerque Aquatics's cover photo

You still have a little over an hour left to bring your furry friend to the Rio Grande pool for a swim!
10/06/2019

You still have a little over an hour left to bring your furry friend to the Rio Grande pool for a swim!

Guess this pool! Was taken back in the 1980's. Lets try to re-create this picture tomorrow. Come take advantage of the e...
08/30/2019

Guess this pool! Was taken back in the 1980's. Lets try to re-create this picture tomorrow. Come take advantage of the extended outdoor pool hours this weekend at Eisenhower, Wilson, Sunport, Rio Grande, West Mesa, and Sierra Vista!

If you have a middle school student or are a middle school student, we are stating an after school middle school water p...
08/16/2019

If you have a middle school student or are a middle school student, we are stating an after school middle school water polo league next week! The program is free to eligible candidates! Check it out.

Come visit one of the outdoor pools this weekend! Or go swimming at the Rio Grande outdoor pool today at 4:00 pm. Only 5...
08/16/2019

Come visit one of the outdoor pools this weekend! Or go swimming at the Rio Grande outdoor pool today at 4:00 pm. Only 50 cents on Friday night!

For the first time ever... Aquatics is extending outdoor pool hours through September! Its still nice and warm so check out these extended hours.

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Become a Lifeguard with the City of Albuquerque. It will be the best job you'll ever get. It beats "do you want fries with that?"
Thanks for the extended hours at the Rio Grande Pool. We had a splashing good time. Sayonara Summer 2018! Roberto(6) and Tomas(3) Bilbao.