NMT Swimming Center
Updated Swimming Center Information
Updated June 22, 2020:
New Mexico Tech is opening the Swimming Center for lap swim only, starting July 1, 2020. Swimmers can begin reserving lap lanes on June 30, 2020, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please see the following link for updated information regarding the NMT Swimming Center:
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.
To complement the "quality of life" on the campus by offering educational and leisure aquatic opportunities in a safe environment.
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.
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.
Individuals wishing to purchase a pass must fill out our pass form, the pass form has our raters listed as well.
Lap Swimming Information
- Two lap lanes remain open during recreational swim.
- The New Mexico Tech pool is approx. 25 yards long. 36 laps is roughly one mile.
- Lap swimming is for Tech students and persons 18 years of age or older.
- Fins and boards are available for your workout.
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:
- The time of request is 45 minutes past the scheduled beginning time of lap swim.
- There must be 3 or less swimmers currently swimming at the time of request.
- Person(s) requesting permission must use the pool in a manner consistent with lap swimming.
- Once permission is granted, the individual(s) will be allowed to finish their workout regardless of any change in pool usage.
** Lap lanes are not available for swimmers 18 and under during the following times:
- Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (Senior Water Aerobics)
- Monday – Sunday, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Open swim)
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.