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NMT Physical Recreation

NMT Swimming Center

For Your Information (FYI): 

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Based on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s statewide executive order, the NMT Gym and Swim Center will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, and will stay closed until further notice, opening no sooner than April 10, 2020



 Our Updated Policies


The New Mexico Tech Swim Center is available year round for swimming and is free to full time New Mexico Tech students. The pool is 25 yards long and has six lap lines. There are three time periods, morning, noon and evening, designated for lap swimming in addition to two lanes being available for lap swimming during open swimming.

Evening classes in Water Aerobics are sometimes offered through New Mexico Tech's Community College.  For more information please visit the Community Education webpage at http://ced.nmt.edu. 

Swim Center Hours

spring schedule 2020

Head Lifeguard Office Hours:

Sean Harrington Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm-5pm


Our Mission

To complement the "quality of life" on the campus by offering educational and leisure aquatic opportunities in a safe environment.

Handicap Facilities

A chair is installed at the side of Tech pool that will raise and lower a handicapped swimmer into the pool. There is also a shower in the men's and women's locker room that is accessible for wheelchair users. 

Facility Rental

Pool Rental Fee: $90.00 per hour for non affiliated groups and $45.00 per hour for New Mexico Tech affiliated groups.

Individuals wishing to rent the swimming pool must complete a NMT Swim Center Rental Form

Print the form mentioned above. Turn it in to the Swim Center or mail to Auxiliary Services at New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro NM 87801.
For more detailed information please contact the Swim Center  at (575) 835-5221.


Swim Center Passes are available to all NMT Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates, & Community Members as well as those who require use of a pool for Medical rehabilitation.

New Mexico Tech Part Time Student Pool Pass and Full Time Student Family Pool Pass

Individuals wishing to purchase a pass must fill out our pass form, the pass form has our raters listed as well. 

Lap Swimming Information

Under 18 Lap Swim Policy:

Swim Center members under 18 years of age (including swim team members) that are not full time New Mexico Tech students wishing to do laps may do so under the following conditions:

** Lap lanes are not available for swimmers 18 and under during the following times:


NMT Swim Classes


$40.00 + tax without Swim Center Pass.

$30.00 + tax with Swim Center Pass and Children's Center enrollees.

Lessons will be taught by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards.

For more information about Swim Lessons, please contact the Swim Center at 575-835-5221, or call Auxiliary Services at 575-835-5050.