Guide to Swim Lessons in the Albuquerque Area

Summer and the rising temperatures have arrived. If you are like us and only own an impulse-buy inflatable pool, visiting the local pool is sure to be part of your weekly routine. While cooling off from the heat is a welcome break for all, safety is never far from our mom brains. We know that being prepared is crucial, so we put together the best local swim lessons, many of which operate year-round.

Thank you to Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Guide to Swim Lessons.

Manzano Day School is an independent non-profit elementary school serving pre-k through fifth grade in Albuquerque. Manzano Day School plants the seeds of curiosity, creativity, and collaboration to help children develop a love of learning and essential skills that prepare them for life beyond elementary school. For more information or to schedule a tour, call the Admission Office at 505-243-6659 or email [email protected]. Manzano Day School offers financial aid based on demonstrated need and available funds, with the maximum award covering 50% of the total tuition.

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City of Albuquerque Pools

Classes are divided into pods by age up to 6 years. Students 5+ are divided into pods based on skill level. When students master the skills in each pod, they will earn a certificate and move to the next pod. Registration opens for June lessons on  May 6, 2023 at 12 pm. Registration for July lessons will open June 16, 2023 at 12 pm. Lessons are $40 per child, per session.

Jr. Lobo Swim Academy

UNM Recreational Services is proud to offer Jr. Lobo Swim Academy. The Jr. Lobo Swim Academy provides swimming lessons to all skill levels of swimmers. Both group and private lessons are available.

Fish Factory

Fish Factory is Albuquerque’s year-round indoor swim school for kids three months to 12 years old! Curriculum is based on skill mastery and focuses on both safety skills and legal stroke technique. Guppy and Fish in Progress classes have no more than three students per instructor.

Nicole's Swim School

Nicole has coached swimming, diving, and gymnastics for over 20 years. She loves working with kids and seeing their progression in all aspects of life. She is also a mother of six children, who are in and out of the pool helping demonstrate and now teaching lessons.

Jewish Community Center Aquatics

The JCC outdoor heated pool is open year-round! The JCC provides group and private lessons for all ages and abilities. Private and semi-private swim lessons are 30 minutes long and scheduled at your convenience with one of our swim instructors.


SwimLabs in El Dorado Hills provides lessons in a unique indoor facility which includes highly trained instructors and small warm-water pools, specially designed with 360-degree video feedback technology. Lessons are open to swimmers of all ages and abilities, including infants, young children and adults learning how to swim for the first time, competitive swimmers, and even triathletes.

Kay's All Swim School

An enclosed, chlorine-free, 100% UV-protected pool is kept at 92 degrees to promote optimum body movement and warmth. The curriculum is based on private lessons every day for MTWTh. Lessons are customized each day for each child with one-on-one instruction, allowing for the maximum progress possible in the shortest amount of time.

Tennis Club of Albuquerque

Instruction is available for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Experienced swim instructors offer instruction in learning to swim, swim technique instruction, workout planning and advice, and competitive swimming tips.

Infant Swimming Resource

Give your child the competence, confidence, and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® program. The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children six months to six years of age.

Do you know of an Albuquerque area swim school that we didn’t list? Email us at [email protected] so we can add it to the list!