Aquatic Center
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Aquatic Pool

COVID-19 Updates:

As of Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 all Los Alamos County Recreation Facilities and Parks will be closed, as part of the latest Public Health Order issued on Nov. 13, 2020. While this order is in place, the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center will be closed.

 

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

Distances

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

Set-up:
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.




Staff

Denise McCoy
Aquatic Center Program Manager
d.mccoy@lacnm.us
505 662-8170 Office 


Mike Thomas
Aquatic Center Program Coordinator
william.thomas@lacnm.us
505 662-8170 Office


Contact Info

505-662-8170

505-662-8034

lacrec@lacnm.us

2760 Canyon Road