The Aquatic Center is in Building 462, adjacent to the Community Center and offers a 25-meter, eight lane pool plus a 24-foot diameter children's pool. The main pool depth is 3.5 feet at the shallow end and 12 feet at the deep end. The water temperature is kept at 80-82°, perfect for training and recreational swimming. There are 1 and 3 meter diving boards, water basketball, inner tubes and water polo equipment. The center features two sun decks with lounge chairs and tables, perfect for birthday and private parties. The Aquatics Center also gives time to Active Duty Military PT reservation time free of charge.
Winter Operation Hours ( Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday - Sunday 1100 - 1900
* 2 Lap Lanes available during Open Recreational Swimming whenever possible. No Open Recreational Swimming will be allowed prior to noon without prior arrangement with the Aquatic Manager. Call Rob at 575.678.1068 for more information.
Open and Lap Swimming Admission: $2.00 (No charge for DOD Service Members)
Contact us at 575.678.1068 or stop by Building 462 for more information.
Aquatics Center Programs
Now Accepting Registration for the WSMR Swimming and Water Safety P rogram
The purpose of the WSMR Swimming and Water Safety Program is to provide individuals ages 4-18 with the skills and knowledge necessary to have a safe and enjoyable expierience in, on and around aquatic enviroments.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, 9 January, 2014 by 1900.
Wednesday's: 15 Jan 2014 - 19 Feb 2014
Saturday's: 18 Jan 2014 - 22 Feb 2014
Program Fee: $40.00 per student
In the event of a lesson cancellation due to mecanical issues, incliment weather, ect. the scheduled make up classes will be:
Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 and Saturday, 1 March 2014
For more information contact Rob Koren at 575-678-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
American Red Cross
Soldier Lifeguard Training Program
This course will prepare and provide entry‐level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
If interested, please contact
Rob Koren, Aquatics Manager at the WSMR Aquatics Center at 575-678-1068 or Robert.C.Koren.NAF@mail.mil for a registration form and more information regarding the training class!
Registration Deadline: Monday, 6 January, 2014 at the WSMR Aquatics Center
Course Fee: $180.00 per candidate (fee includes training kits, manuals, and certification)
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
Pre-requisite Testing Date & Time: Friday, 17 January, 2014 at 1200-1300
Course Dates and Times: Tuesday, 21 January – Friday, 24 January from 0900-1700 (daily)
All candidates must successfully pass the pre-requisite skills testing prior to taking the class!
Must be Active Duty Military or Soldier looking to secure a lifeguard certification
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
o Candidates may swim using the free style, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
o Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
o Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water.
o Surface dive, feet‐first or head‐first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10‐pound object.
o Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
o Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Group Pool Reservations
The Aquatics Center will host your next pool party or pool gathering! Reservations required, please call the Aquatics Center at 575-678-1068 or email Robert.email@example.com for more information and reservations.
You can also download the Group Pool Reservation Form here.
Military PT Time
Fall/Winter Pool PT Hours: ( Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Wednesday - Friday 0600-1000
Summer Pool PT Hours: ( Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Monday- Friday 0600-9000
The Aquatics Center will accept Active Duty/ Military pool PT time with appointment and reservations required.
Click here to down load the Active Duty military pool PT Reservation Form
Contact the WSMR Aquatics Center at 575-678-1068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your pool PT time and additional information.