Albuquerque Free Swim Passes Summer 2013

June 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Freebies, Kids, Sport & Leisure

Free swim passes are available for kids and youth for summer 2013.

The Albuquerque free swim passes are available for youngsters aged 17 and under, courtesy of the Ditch & Water Safety Task Force. The freebie is part of their Ditches Are Deadly program to remind kids that it’s very dangerous to swim in ditches and arroyos. The program encourages children and youth to enjoy themselves safely in swimming pools that were designed for the purpose!  Note that it’s not safe to play or skateboard in dry arroyos either, even in a dry summer or when we’re not in full monsoon season yet. The ditches can *seem* dry but can still be subject to flash floods.

The free swim passes are valid for one-day, one-time use, and may be used at all City of Albuquerque swimming pools and Bernalillo County pools until September 1, 2013.

The organizer usually gives out 80,000 – 100,000 free swim passes a year.  That’s a lot of splashy free fun!

The Ditches are Deadly website shows where you can pick up the free swim pass with links to specific locations, and the City of Albuquerque Fire Department website gives additional information. Passes are available while supplies last, and locations include:

  • Albuquerque Police Department substations
  • Albuquerque Fire Department
  • Albuquerque City Pools
  • Bernalillo County Fire Department
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department substations
  • KOB TV Studios
  • Mechanical Concepts, Ltd. Co

Please swim safely and enjoy your local pools this summer!

–Tania  


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