Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools!
Pools offer fun, fitness and family time
The 2015 outdoor pool season has come to an end. We'll be back in the spring so visit this page for 2016 information after the first of the year. Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, and spending time with family.
For more information, to learn about our indoor Natatorium open year around, and to inquire about pool reservations call 210.207.3299.
Mark your calendar for lifeguard clinics
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will hire more than 200 lifeguards to serve the public at municipal swimming pools. The starting pay is $10 an hour. The department is making the hiring process easier by hosting several lifeguard clinics to help local teens, college students, and adults 16 and over apply for these positions.
The introduction clinics will be held on the following Saturdays: Jan. 30, Feb. 13, March 5, April 2 and 16, and May 14 and 21, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at the San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
At the event, applicants can learn more about becoming a lifeguard and meet current lifeguards. Applicants will have access to a computer to complete the on-line application and they are encouraged to take the required prerequisite skills test.
To complete the test, applicants should bring their swimsuits and be prepared to swim 300 yards freestyle and breaststroke, tread water without using their arms for two minutes, as well as retrieve a 10-pound weight from the 13 foot depth and swim across the pool within the allotted time. Practice time and instruction will be available. The skills test can also be scheduled for a later date.
The department provides Red Cross certification training to prepare applicants for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training classes.