Glow Swim at Cochiti Lake State Park, Peña Blanca
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Glow Swim

Glowing Recommendation

Scientists say that between 80 and 90 percent of deep-sea animals are bioluminous, meaning they glow like raver party toys to confuse or signal other creatures. It's the creepiest and coolest thing you'll ever see—blinking mechanical lights drifting in the dark void of the alien ocean. And although it seems the Glow Swim event being held at Cochiti Lake on Saturday, August 6, is supposed to just be a fun time in the water with the fam while you get schooled on water safety and the proper use of life jackets, I think I'll be using it as a way to live out my lifelong fantasy of being a firefly squid. While everyone else is enjoying a free dip in the dark starting at 9:30pm, I'll be trying to attract small fish with my glowing countenance. Dinner. The only thing you're required to bring to this all-ages glow party is a USCG approved lifejacket. Alcohol and pets are prohibited, and there is no lifeguard on duty, so swim at your own risk. Man, I hope reincarnation is real. (Joshua Lee)

Saturday Aug 6, 2016

82 Dam Crest Rd.
Peña Blanca, NM 87041




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More events at Cochiti Lake State Park

Rangers give presentations about water safety and how to properly use a lifejacket. All swimmers are required to wear a United States Coast Guard approved lifejacket.

Cochiti Lake will be hosting a Glow Swim event at the Cochiti Lake Swim Beach. This is a fun event designed to promote the proper use of Lifejackets and water safety. Bring the family and enjoy a night on the lake!

-Fees will be waived for this event

-Bring your own lifejacket

-Some lifejackets will be available for you to borrow, however supplies are limited

-ALL swimmers will be required to wear a USCG approved lifejacket

-Swimmers will be checked into the water and checked out of the water 


-Rangers will give lifejacket educational presentations throughout the evening

-Swim starts at 9:30 PM and ends at 10:30 PM

-Rangers will start checking in visitors at 9:00 PM


-No pets will be allowed for this event