Aquatic Center


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       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

Holidays: CLOSED


* 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


                                                              Level One Skill Sheet                            Level Four Skill Sheet

                                         Level Two Skill Sheet                            Level Five Skill Sheet

                                         Level Three Skill Sheet                         Level Six Skill Sheet                        


For more information contact Rob Koren at 575-678-1068 or


 American Red Cross

Soldier Lifeguard Training Program 



This course will prepare and provide entrylevel 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 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)


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, feetfirst or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10pound 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.


Printable Solider Training Program Flyer


                                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 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 to reserve your pool PT time and additional information.