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Walkup Aquatic Center

Beginning June 28th, 2021 the Walkup Aquatic Center will discontinue lane reservations and admit recreational swimming in the shallow end of the main pool during scheduled session times. Each recreational time is limited to 34 swimmers in the shallow end at this time, due to staff and lifeguard shortages.

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.

Please be aware that construction is underway at the Aquatic Center, therefore the swimmer’s hallway is closed due to roof construction, and parking is limited.

Aquatic Center Updates:

Nov 12, 2021 - The Aquatic Center will not be offering sessions after 3pm, in order to prep for the Dive-In Movie at 7pm.

Holiday Closures:
November 11 - Veteran’s Day

November 24 - Thanksgiving Day Eve (pool closes at 4:00pm)
November 25 - 26 - Thanksgiving Day and Day AfterEvent

Closures: November 6 - Swim Meet
December 4 - 5 - Bill Hudson High School Meet


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

2021 Fall Schedule
Monday - Thursday Schedule (all short course)
October 4th - Nov. 23rd, 2021
(Schedule is subject to change)

 Time Activity
6:00am - 10:30am Lap Swim
11:00am - 3:00pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim
3:30pm - 5:30pm Swim Teams & Programs
5:30pm - 6:30pm Lap &  Shallow Rec Swim & Swim Teams

Friday Schedule (Long course)
(Schedule is subject to change)
6:00 - 10:30am Long Course Lap Swim
11:00am - 3:00pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim 
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Swim Teams & Programs 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lap &  Shallow Rec Swim & Swim Teams 

Therapy Pool Schedule

2021 Fall Schedule
Monday - Friday Schedule
October 4th - Nov. 23rd, 2021
(Schedule is subject to change)

 Time Activity
7:00am - 10:30am Adult, 15 & up only
11:00am - 12:00pm M/W/F - Fun & Fitness Class
T/Th - Special Use Programs
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)

Ongoing Programs

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:   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:       October 26, 2021
Time:       6:50 - 7:50pm  Front Desk window closes at 7:00pm   
Fee:         $5.00 per person 

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:       March 15
May 17
Time:       11:30am - 12:50pm   
Fee:         $10 per person


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


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
505 662-8170 Office 

Dacotah Hofer
Aquatic Center Program Coordinator
505 662-8170 Office

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2760 Canyon Road