Alibi V.14 No.19 • May 12-18, 2005 

Feature

Dive Into Summer

A guide to city pools

When the blazing New Mexico sun is beating down on your shoulders, there's nothing better than diving into a pool of ice cold water and washing your cares away. Several public pools in Albuquerque offer recreational swimming for the kiddies and lap swimming for health-conscious adults. So cover your body with plenty of sunscreen, put on your flip-flops and floaties, and jump on in. The water's fine.

Indoor:
Highland Pool
400 Jackson SE
768-5300
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Lap swimming: M-F 6 to 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Sa-Su noon to 1 p.m.
Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 to 4 p.m.; M-Th 6 to 8 p.m.; F from 6 to 8 p.m.; Sa and Sun 1 to 4:30 p.m.
*Opens at the end of May or beginning of June. Call the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department at 768-5342.

Los Altos Pool
10100 Lomas NE
291-6290
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Lap swimming: M-F 6 to 8 a.m.; M-Th 6 to 7 p.m., Sa and Su noon to 1 p.m.
Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 to 4:15 p.m.; M-Th 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; F 6 to 8 p.m.; Sa and Su 1-5 p.m.

Sandia Pool
7801 Candelaria NE
291-6279
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Lap swimming: M-F 6 to 8 a.m.; M-F 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Sa and Su 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; M-Th 7 to 8 p.m.; F 6 to 8 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 5 p.m.

Valley Pool
1505 Candelaria NW
761-4086
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Lap swimming: M-F 6 to 8 a.m.; Sa and Su noon to 1 p.m.
Recreational swimming: M-F 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; F 5 to 8:30 p.m.; Sa and Su 1 to 5 p.m.

West Mesa Aquatic Center
6705 Fortuna NW
836-8718
Price: 50 cents toddlers; $1 seniors; $2 children; $2.50 teens; $3 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-Th 12:30 to 5 p.m.; F 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Sa and Su 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Outdoor:
East San Jose Pool
2015 Galena SE
848-1396
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 50 cents seniors; 75 cents children; $1 teens; $1.50 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-F noon to 4 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 5 p.m.

Eisenhower Pool
11001 Camero NE
291-6292
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sa noon to 6 p.m.; Su noon to 5 p.m.
Lap swimming: M-F 4 to 5 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 1 p.m.

Montgomery Pool
5301 Palo Duro NE
888-8123
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 to 5 p.m.; noon to 5 p.m.

Rio Grande Pool
1410 Iron SW
848-1397
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-F noon to 5 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 5 p.m.
Lap swimming: M-F 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
*Opens Memorial Day Weekend. Call the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department at 768-5342.

Sierra Vista Pool
5001 Montaño NW
897-8819
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: M-F 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 5 p.m.

Sunport Pool
2033 Columbia SE
848-1398
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: Recreational swimming: M-F 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Sa and Su noon to 5 p.m.
Lap swimming: M-F 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wilson Pool
6000 Anderson SE
256-2095
Price: 25 cents toddlers; 75 cents seniors; $1.50 children; $2 teens; $2.25 adults
Hours: M-F noon to 5 p.m.; Sa noon to 6 p.m.; Su noon to 5 p.m.