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Aquatic Center Swimming


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.

     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:      March         18 & 19
               April           15 & 16
               May           20 & 21 
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. 

January - May:       Last Tuesday of every month. 7:00pm - 8:00pm
$5.00 per person
**Front Desk window closes at 7:15pm


Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. the water is warmer, and participants can enjoy the movie while floating in  the shallow end or lounging in the training room, fee includes admission and treats.

Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00pm - 8:45pm, Doors open at 6:30pm
 $5.00 per person
Ticket sales begin March 31, 2017
Egg Splash
Join us at the Aquatic Center and gather some of the hundreds of floating eggs in the pool! Each egg qualifies for a prize!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
$2.50 per person
16 years old and under, limit 150 participants
Event begins at 1:00pm by age group








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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
Long Course Schedule
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 hours.