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Aquatic Center Updates:

 - July 16, 2022 will be the last Saturday the Aquatic Center will be open for the weekend.

 - August 19 - Sept 5, the Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance. 

Walkup Aquatic Center

Recreational swimming in the shallow end of the main pool is scheduled in session times.

Entries will not be allowed into the building until 5 minutes before session. Check-in anytime during session times, however all guests must exit at the end of scheduled session.
- Lane shares are a possibly, if applicable, please circle swim.
- Locker rooms are available for after swimming use, please continue to come workout ready.

Holiday Hours:
The pool will be open from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the following holidays:
 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 - President's Day
 - Juneteenth
 - Indigenous People's Day
 - Veteran's Day


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

2022 Main Pool Schedule

May 31 - August 12, 2022

Session holders will be allowed entry into building 10 minutes prior to session.

Check-in allowed during session times, however all guests must exit the pool at the end of the scheduled session and exit locker rooms within 15 minutes. Staff will clear all areas. If patrons would like to swim in the next session, please exit the building and repay for re-entry.

Monday, Tuesday,Thursday (all short course)

 Time Activity
6:00am - 10:30am

Lap Swim & Swim Teams

11:00am - 3:00pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim

3:30pm - 6:30pm 

Lap Swim, Rec Swim & Swim Teams

Wednesday/Friday (Short course starts at 11:00am)

 Time Activity
6:00am - 10:30am

Long Course Lap Swim (lanes limited)

11:00am - 3:00pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim

3:30pm - 6:30pm 

Lap Swim, Rec Swim & Swim Teams

Saturday (Short course beginning June 11th through July 16, 2022)

10:00am - 12:00pm

Lap Swim & Swim Teams

12:30pm - 3:00pm 

Lap Swim & Rec Swim 

Therapy Pool Schedule

2022 Therapy Pool Schedule
Monday - Friday Schedule
(Schedule is subject to change)

 Time Activity
7:00am - 10:30am Adult, 15 & up only
12:00pm - 2:00pm Family Swim
(Children 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Adult, 15 & up only
3:30pm - 6:30pm Fun Time
(Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult)


Saturday Schedule

Through July 16, 2022

Time Activity

10:00am - 12:00pm

Family Swim

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Fun Time

2:00pm - 3:00pm Adult, 15 & up only


Ongoing Programs

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.

Dates:     July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2 & 9
September 29

Time:       6:50 - 7:50pm  Front Desk window closes at 7:00pm   
Fee:         $5.00 per person 

Wacky Wednesdays 
Currently cancelled due to COVID-19

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
Currently cancelled due to COVID-19

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

Open Scuba

Currently cancelled due to COVID-19

 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:       TBD
Time:       11:30am - 12:50pm   
Fee:         $10 per person

Birthday Parties (Contact Aquatic center at 662-8170 for more info)

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 $60.00
Youth Admission/Swim $2.50
Adult Admission/Swim $4.00

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
[email protected]
505 663-1796 Office 

Dacotah Hofer
Aquatic Center Program Coordinator
[email protected]
505 663-1794 Office

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2760 Canyon Road