Valencia County:

​​​2017 New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games 
Events: ​Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico​

2017 New Mexico Senior Olympics​​

​​​​This Event is Open to Out of State Participants

Sandoval County Games:

Competitions include:

  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Freestyle
  • Individual Medley
  • 4 Stroke, 1 Swimmer 

Saturday March 25,  10:00 am - 12 Noon
Rio Rancho Recreational Center
Contacts: Bonnie Coleman  505-301-0452 or

Robert Shendo   505-2204897

Valencia County Games:
Competitions include: Swimming
 Registration form

Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 10 am
Jubilee Community

For more Info:

Contact: David Shorr

Swimming Video:

     Evidence of recreational swimming in prehistoric times has been found, with the earliest evidence dating to Stone Age paintings from around 10000 years ago. Written references date from 2000 BC, with some of the earliest references to swimming including the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Bible, Beowulf, the Quran and others. In 1538, Nikolaus Wynmann, a German professor of languages, wrote the first swimming book, The Swimmer or A Dialogue on the Art of Swimming (Der Schwimmer oder ein Zweigespräch über die Schwimmkunst).

Swimming emerged as a competitive recreational activity in the 1830s in England. In 1828, the first indoor swimming pool, St George's Baths was opened to the public. By 1837, the National Swimming Society was holding regular swimming competitions in six artificial swimming pools, built around London. The recreational activity grew in popularity and by 1880, when the first national governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association, was formed, there were already over 300 regional clubs in operation across the country.Type your paragraph here.

In 1844 two Native American participants at a swimming competition in London introduced the front crawl to a European audience. Sir John Arthur Trudgen picked up the hand-over stroke from some South American natives and successfully debuted the new stroke in 1873, winning a local competition in England. His stroke is still regarded as the most powerful to use today.

Albuquerque 50+ Games:

Saturday Feb 25th, 2017

Warm-up begins at 7:30 am,

Meet begins at 8:30 am

Competition Breaststroke:


Competition Freestyle:


Competition Backstroke:


Competition Butterfly:


Competition Individual:
100 & 200 (4 Stroke, 1 Swimmer )

Relay Medley: 
200 ( Open Strokes, 4 Swimmers )

West Mesa Aquatic Center,

6705 Fortuna Road NW

For More Info

Call PDSFC :880-2800


Recreational Swimming

The city of Albuquerque offers many recreational swimming activities.

For most up to date fees and info. Call the Parks and Rec. Dept. at 768-5342, or visit​​

​LINKs to Neighboring State Games :​

Swimming Competition:

Fun Facts from Wikipedia

      Swimming is one of our best non-impact sports that has quite a bit to offer our seniors besides just the competition. There is much versatility surrounding this sport. Swimming is the only kind of exercise that strengthens injured joints and limbs for rehabilitation without aggravating the original injury. The city of Albuquerque offers lap swimming, recreational swimming, and water Exercises. All these activities are open to the public. This sport comes with great benefits and can be enjoyed by everyone. Swimming improves heart health, mobility, and flexibility. Swimming also increases muscle tone and definition by putting all your muscle groups to work.

Swimming Practice and Recreation

Belen High School Eagle Pool

Tuesdays thru Saturdays
Various Hours
1619 W Delgado Ave
(505) 966-1338

Nominal Fee  (Ask for a Senior Discount )