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Aquatic Center Swimming


Fall And Winter Schedule 2016.pdf

Lap Swimming Etiquette 2016.pdf


The Aquatic Center is a world-class facility that offers diverse activities to users of all ages, income levels, fitness levels,

and interests. The Aquatic Center provides safe and affordable recreation, instruction, fitness competitive and therapeutic

programs for all interested citizens and visitors. The Aquatic Center is known internationally for high-altitude of 7,240 feet

above sea level. Teams from around the world including Japan, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, and many more have

trained at this facility. Clubs from around the United States also make yearly training trips to the Walkup Aquatic Center.

Locally the Center supports private swim teams and the Los Alamos High School Swimming and Diving Team.


     Main Pool                                                                    Therapy Pool

  • 50 meters by 25 yards                                                                    40 feet  by 20 feet
  • 620,000 gallons                                                                                 27,000 gallons
  • 4 feet to 13 feet deep                                                                       4'2" to 4'9" deep
  • 82.5 water temperature                                                                  94 - 96 Water temperature
  • Access by steps Hydro-lift and ladders



  • 33 Laps Short Course = 1 mile
  • 15 Laps Long Course = 1 mile



Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, enjoy discounted admission and something fun for all age Wacky Wednesday includes the 

Inflatable Obstacle Course and family friendly movies (G or PG) in the lobby. 
TIME:     1:00 - 4:00pm - Movies, games and more
              1:00 - 3:00pm - Inflatable obstacle course

               - $2.00     Youth

               - $2.50     Senior

               - $3.25     Adult

 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:  November        12th & 13th

             December         10th & 11th                              

Time:    Saturday           10:00am - 5:00pm
              Sunday                1:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Boating                

October 25, 2016

November & December - No Open Boating

   Practice time for canoes, kayaks, and rafts:
   -     The patio gate opens at 6:45 p.m. for boat cleaning.  

   -     Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm

-         All water crafts must be rinsed off on the patio prior to pool entry.  

-         All boats must be out of the water by 8:00p.m.  

-         Boaters must provide their own boat.  

-         All participants must purchase a wristband from the front desk before entering in the pool.  

-     Life jackets are recommended for participants.



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 Contact Information

Walkup Aquatic Center
2760 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Denise McCoy                          Aquatic Center Program Manager
Wendy Lott                              Aquatic Center Program Coordinator

Telephone: 505-662-8170
Fax:            505-662-8034

Fall/Winter Long Course Schedule

September-December 2016

Mondays & Wednesdays
(Long Course) 
Monday & Wednesday 
Main Pool/Therapy Pool Closed
(Change over)
Monday-Friday (Main Pool)
(Short Course)
Lap & Recreational Swim
Lap & Recreational Swim
Lap & Recreational Swim 
Rental Equipment
Did you know that you can rent
miniature golf clubs, tennis
rackets, and snow shoes from
the Aquatic Center?
Birthday Parties
Ask us about having your next
birthday party at the pool! Rental
includes balloons, discounted
pool admission, tables & chairs,
and a banner.  Fee is $66 for two