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Aquatic Pool

COVID-19 Updates:

As of Weds., Dec. 2nd, 2020 the Aquatic Center will reopen as part of the latest Public Health Order issued on Nov. 30, 2020. 
Patrons may call the Aquatic Center at (505) 662-8170 to reserve a pool lane for lap swim starting at 10am on Tuesday, Dec. 1st. 
Please call one day ahead for reservations; for Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Reservations will be taken between the hours of 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. There will be no walk-in reservations allowed and locker rooms are still not available. 

Items to Note: 
- Lane reservations are for 45min and are limited to one per day. 
- Lap swimming for children 12 years and younger are permitted between 9am - 1pm
- Swimmers must come workout ready, wearing suits, and must shower at home. 
- Baskets will be available for use at reserved lane. 
- Children will be permitted to Lap Swim with a guardian (of the same Household) in the same lane.'
- Children are expected to follow all lap swimming guidelines and should understand that there is NO free play. 
- Therapy Pool: All individual swimmers are welcome, and same household family members may work-out together in a lane. However it is limited to three individuals. 

Los Alamos County Aquatic Center asks patrons to place stay home if they are feeling sick. Parents are required to be in the water with their child, spectators are not allowed. This format will be the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A World-Class, Olympic-Size, High-Altitude Facility

The Aquatic Center offers diverse activities for citizens and visitors of all ages, income levels, fitness levels, and interests in safe and affordable recreation, instruction, fitness, competitive, and therapeutic programs. The Aquatic Center is known internationally as an excellent training facility for teams from around the United States and the world, including Japan, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, and many more.  Locally the Center supports private swim teams and the Los Alamos High School Swimming and Diving Team. 

Pool Information:

Main Pool

  • 50 meters by 25 yards
  • 620,000 gallons 
  • 4 feet to 13 feet deep 
  • 82.5 water temperature 
  • Access by steps Hydro-lift and ladders


35 Laps Short Course = 1 mile
16 Laps Long Course = 1 mile

Therapy Pool         

  • 40 feet by 20 feet
  • 27,000 gallons
  • 4'2" to 4'9" deep
  • 94 - 96 Water temperature


Main Pool Schedule

You can call to reserve a pool lane for lap swim during the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, by calling (505) 662-8170.
    - One reservation will be taken per call, unless it's for the same household.
- Aquatic Center Lap Swimming Hours (starting 6/8/20): Monday - Friday: 6:00am – 2:00pm
- Lane Reservations are for 45 minutes, and limited to ONE reservation per day.
- Lap swimming for children 12 years and younger are permitted between 9:00am - 1:00pm.
- Twenty-one short course lanes (water walking lanes 1, 3 & 4, lane #2 is ADA accessible with lift).

Therapy Pool Schedule

The Aquatic Center is excited to announce that the Therapy Pool will re-open on Monday, Oct. 19th at 7am for warm water exercise lane reservations. All individual swimmers are welcome, and same household family members may work-out together in a lane, however it is limited to three individuals.

To reserve your lane, please call one day ahead by dialing (505) 662-8170 between the hours of 10am – 5pm; for Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Schedule and pool set-up are below. 

Things to Note: 
- Maintain 6 foot Social Distancing and remain in reserved section when not entering or exiting
- Enter pool when directed by lifeguard on duty
- Please follow directional pathways
- No locker room use / Deck showers are available. Please come workout ready, wearing suits
- Deck changing is NOT permitted
- Baskets are available for use
- There is no equipment for patrons to use
- Exit pool when directed by lifeguard on duty
- Water fountains have been turned off; please bring your own water. Vending machines are available.

Therapy Pool Schedule

Therapy Pool set-up

Ongoing Programs

Currently cancelled due to COVID-19

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, enjoy discounted admission and something fun for all ages. Wacky Wednesday includes the giant Inflatable Obstacle Course and family friendly movies (G or PG in the Lobby). 

Time:     1:00pm - 3:00pm - Inflatable Obstacle Course, Movies, games and more 

Warm Water Weekends

Join us on the weekends for a fun time in the Olympic pool as we raise the temperature to 84-85 degrees. Race your friends on the inflatable obstacle course, play with the any of the water toys or join your friends for a splashing game of basketball.

Dates:   March 14 - 15 
              April 4 - 5
        May 16 - 17
Time:  Saturday    10:00am - 5:00pm
            Sunday        1:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Boating

Practice Time for Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts.The doors open a half hour earlier for boat cleaning before entry. All water craft must be rinsed off on the patio prior to pool entry. Boaters must provide their own boat. All participants must have a wristband for entering in the pool. Life jackets are recommended for participants.

Date:       February 25
March 31
                April 28
May 12 & 26
Time:       7:00pm - 8:00pm  Front Desk window closes at 7:15pm   
Fee:         $5.00 per person 

Open Scuba

Getting ready for a snorkeling or SCUBA trip, or just want to have fun? Come out to test and practice your SCUBA and/or snorkeling gear. Bring your own gear and certification. You must have a dive buddy for the deep end.

Date:       March 15
May 17
Time:       11:30am - 12:50pm   
Fee:         $10 per person

Birthday Parties

The Walkup Aquatic Center has a multi-purpose room just off the deck for a convenient swimming party!

Rental includes: discounted pool admission, room set up with tables & chairs, and a Happy Birthday banner.  Preferred times to rent the Birthday Room are usually Wacky Wednesday's and Warm Water Weekends.  

Must book two weeks in advance - 25 Maximum

2-Hour Room Rental $66.00
Youth Admission/Swim           $ 2.00 
Adult Admission/Swim            $3.25 

Rental Equipment

The Los Alamos County PROS Division has many types of recreation equipment you can rent at the PROS Administrative Offices to enhance your recreation experience. Rentals are available at the Aquatic Center Front Desk

Rental Prices                 Daily           Weekend      Weekly

Snowshoes             $5.00          $10.00            $20.00
Poles                   $2.00            $4.00              $8.00
Snowshoes & Poles     $6.00          $12.00            $25.00
Miniature Golf Putters    $2.00

Snowshoes & Poles - Adult and youth size snowshoes are available to fit individuals from 50 to 250 pounds, along with ski poles in youth to adult sizes. (November - April)

Miniature Golf Putters - Rent a putter and golf ball to enjoy a round at the miniature golf course located at East Park.


Denise McCoy
Aquatic Center Program Manager
505 662-8170 Office 

Mike Thomas
Aquatic Center Program Coordinator
505 662-8170 Office

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