Adjusted Schedule and Reservations

The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center is open for lap swimming only (13 and up) and with restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Precautionary safety measures including altered hours of operation, enhanced cleaning procedures, strict distancing guidelines, and adjusted capacity limits will be in place.

The public can reserve pool lanes by calling (505) 891-5230 from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 11:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Twenty lanes (eleven for lap swim; nine for water walking) will be available to reserve in one hour increments.

Aquatic Center Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

The following precautions and operational changes will be enforced until further notice: 

  • Lane Reservation – One hour per reservation and ONE reservation per day. Call one day ahead to reserve lane (call on Saturday for Monday reservations), may not attend two consecutive days unless there is a vacancy to allow for more user equity. Receptionist will call waitlisted patrons after 3:00 notify if there are vacancies;
  • Number of swimmers allowed in the facility will be reduced based on physical distancing guidelines;
  • Wearing of face coverings is required when entering the facility and in all areas except the pool;
  • No gatherings on deck will be allowed;
  • Signage will be placed throughout the facility to remind the public of physical distancing;
  • Patrons must wait outside of the facility until their reservation time;
  • When waiting in line outside of the facility, patrons are required to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others;
  • Individuals showing any symptoms of illness should not use the facility, and high risk individuals are discouraged from using the facility;
  • One person per lap lane;
  • NO locker use and NO shower use, swimmers must shower at home;
  • All staff will wear face coverings, utilize hand-held whistles, and have an air horn on stand for emergency situations;
  • Comprehensive Disinfectant Procedure – 30 minute gap between reservations to allow for patrons to exit building, staff to disinfect door handles, handrails, deck chairs, lifeguard stands, lane partitions, sinks, soap, restroom stalls, rescue tubes, toilet levers, etc.;  
  • Entry of patrons and exit of patrons will follow separate pathways. All lanes and grid space will be labeled and assigned as necessary;
  • There will be no equipment for patron-sharing usage.
Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
745 Loma Colorado Blvd.
(505) 891-5230

Cabezon Outdoor Pool
2307 Cabezon Blvd. NE
(505) 892-4499

Haynes Outdoor Pool
2006 Grande Blvd.
(505) 892-8232

Rainbow Outdoor Pool
301 Southern Blvd.
(505) 891-7265


The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center offers pool and party room rentals, click on the following link: Rentals or call 505-891-5230 for more information.  

Fitness Classes

*During this time we are not instructing any classes.  We will update once we begin offering classes.

All fitness classes take place at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center located at 745 Loma Colorado Blvd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124. 

Class Membership

  • $30 a month adults up to age 54, $27 for Seniors 55 and up
  • Unlimited classes first come first served.
  • $5 drop-in fee
  • Membership fee due by the 5th of every month
  • All classes ages 15 and up
  • Classes are subject to change
The City of Rio Rancho is now accepting Silver Sneakers® and Prime Fitness Programs to be used for fitness classes or lap swimming. To check eligibility, call Marcella at (505) 891-5231 or email at 

Indoor Cycling

Whether you’re an experienced outdoor cyclist or your feet haven’t touched the pedals since you were a kid indoor group cycling has something for you. Cycling provides you with a fantastic cardiovascular workout which is key to a healthy body and strong heart. Padded cycling shorts and heart rate monitors are recommended but not required. All fitness levels are welcome. Please notice the new format for our classes below.

*Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to allow for proper bike set-up.

Class times: 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 
  • 6:00 p.m. - Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Maximum participants: 15

Circuit City

This class is the perfect combination of heart pumping cardio and resistance training. You'll hit every muscle group as you burn calories zipping through stations of different fitness equipment that may include TRX Suspension Ropes, Kettlebells, medicine balls, jump ropes, and weights. This class is ideal for both men and women of all fitness levels who want total body results in a limited amount of time.

Class times:
  • 9:00 a.m. - Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • 6:00 p.m. - Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Maximum participants: 16


A hybrid class that combines the practice of yoga and Pilates, as well as the principals of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement. In this hour long class you will get the benefits of muscle sculpting, core firming and fat burning from this low impact workout.. 

Class times: 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Wednesdays
  • 5:00 p.m. - Thursdays
  • Maximum participants: 15


Essentrics is a low-intensity fitness program that strengthens and lengthens all 650 muscles in the body.  This full bodytechnique works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muschles and relieving them from tension in the process.  This workout draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance.  The strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles and physical therapy which create a pain free body.

Class times:
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tuesdays 
  • Maximum participants: 20


Enjoy a gentle flow in motion followed by a substantial and soothing sequence of seated poses that leave you feeling complete and nourished. Personal mats are encouraged but not required.

Class times:
  • 10:00 a.m. - Mondays and Fridays
  • Maximum participants: 15

Aqua Zumba

Known as the Zumba Pool Party, the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Class times: 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Maximum participants: 30

Aqua Fitness

This low impact, high/low intensity water class is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Class is held in the shallow water activity pool.

Class times:
  • 9:00 a.m. - Mondays and Wednesdays 
  • 7:00 p.m. - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
  • Maximum participants: 30

Aqua Cardio

 Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints.  Enjoy a safe, challenging workout that blends cardio and resistance training utilizing resistance with buoyant water weights.
Class times:
  • 9:00 a.m. - Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Maximum participants: 30

Deep Water

This class is similar to Aqua Fitness but held in deeper water. Class is held in the competition pool. 

Class times: 
  • 9:00 a.m. -  Fridays  
  • Maximum participants: 30