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16 Swim-O-Riffic Spots in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Enjoy these swimming pools before the summer’s out

With summer lurching its way to a hot and humid finale of sweaty misery, nothing feels better than cooling off in a bit of the ol’ chlorinated H2O. Check out our list of watery oases, and take a dip before hours change after Aug. 10.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for additional information about everything from passes to classes.

Albuquerque indoor/outdoor pools

West Mesa Aquatic Center

6705 Fortuna NW 

836-8718

Indoor and Outdoor Pools:

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 2:30pm, 3 to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 2:30, 3 to 5pm

Outdoor Pool:

Monday through Friday, 6 to 8pm

Indoor Pool:

Friday, 6 to 8pm

Daily cost:

5 and younger $0.50 / Children 6-12 $2 / Teens 13-17 $2.50 / Adults 18-54 $3 / Military $1 / Seniors 55+ $1 / Spectators $1

Albuquerque outdoor pools

Eisenhower Pool

11001 Camero NE

291-6292

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 4pm

Saturday, noon to 6pm

Sunday, noon to 5pm

Montgomery Pool

5301 Palo Duro NE

888-8123

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5pm

Friday nights, 6 to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Rio Grande Pool

1410 Iron SW

848-1397

Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Sunport Pool

2033 Columbia SE

848-1398

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Wilson Pool

6000 Anderson SE

256-2095

Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Daily cost for above outdoor pools:

5 and younger $0.25 / Children 6-12 $1.50 / Teens 13-17 $2 / Adults 18-54 $2.25 / Military $0.75 / Seniors 55+ $0.75 / Spectators $0.75

East San Jose Pool

2015 Galena SE

848-1396

Monday through Friday, noon to 4pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Daily cost for the East San Jose Pool:

5 and younger $0.25 / Children 6-12 $0.75 / Teens 13-17 $1 / Adults 18-54 $1.50 / Military $0.50 / Seniors 55+ $0.50 / Spectators $0.50

Sierra Vista Pool

5001 Montaño NW

897-8819

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm

Daily cost for Sierra Vista:

5 and younger $0.50 / Children 6-12 $2 / Teens 13-17 $2.50 / Adults 18-54 $3 / Military $1 / Seniors 55+ $1 / Spectators $1

Albuquerque indoor pools

Highland Pool

400 Jackson SE

256-2096

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 4pm, 6 to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4pm

Los Altos Pool

10100 Lomas NE

291-6290

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 4pm, 6 to 8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4pm

Sandia Pool

7801 Candelaria NE

291-6279

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30pm

Monday through Thursday, 7 to 8pm

Friday, 6 to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4pm

Valley Pool

1505 Candelaria NW

761-4086

Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 4pm

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 to 8:30pm

Friday, 5:30 to 8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5pm

Daily cost for all indoor pools:

5 and younger $0.25 / Children 6-12 $1.50 / Teens 13-17 $2 / Adults 18-54 $2.25 / Military $0.75 / Seniors 55+ $0.75 / Spectators $0.75

Rio Rancho pools

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

745 Loma Colorado

891-5230

Cabezon Outdoor Pool

2307 Cabezon NE

892-4499

Haynes Outdoor Pool

2006 Grande SE

892-8232

Rainbow Outdoor Pool

301 Southern SE

891-7265

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Hours for all Rio Rancho Pool locations:

Monday through Friday, noon to 2:15pm, 2:45 to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6pm

Senior Hour, Monday through Friday, 11am to noon

**Diving Boards Open

Daily cost for all Rancho Pool locations:

Children 2-12 $3 / Teens 13-19 $4 / Adults 20-54 $4 / Seniors 55+ $3

For more information

It’s a few years old, but Splashing Around: Where to swim in Albuquerque has some nice descriptions of individual pools around town.

Naturally, hours can and do change. Check websites for up-to-date information, rules, regulations, monthly and annual passes, lap swim hours, water exercise classes, swimming lessons and more.

Albuquerque

City website, cabq.gov

Rio Rancho

City website, ci.rio-rancho.nm.us