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Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools!



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Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools! Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, and spending time with family and friends. 

The Extended Season Pools (Lady Bird Johnson, Southside Lions, Heritage and Woodlawn) open Saturday, May 5, 2018 and continue into early June. They will also be open Memorial Day weekend and Monday from 1pm to 7pm. Their normal operating schedule is:

Open Swim

  • Tuesday - Thursday          4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday       1:00pm to 7:00pm

Lap Swim

  • Tuesday - Thursday          7:30am to 9:30am

*Please check back for regular pool season opening dates coming soon! Opening dates may vary between facilities based on school district calendars.


18 Outdoor Pools Open 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

For more information call 207-3299.

Five Outdoor Pools Open Swim 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fairchild, 1214 E. Crockett
Kennedy, 3299 S.W. 28th St. 
San Pedro, 2200 N. Flores
Springtime, 6571 Spring Time
Sunset, 103 Chesswood

Lap swim at four Regional Pools Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr. 
LBJ, 10700 Nacogdoches 
South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha 
Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave. 

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Summer Season Pools



Phone Number


1140 S. Zarzamora



600 E. Theo



502 S.W. 36th St.



500 Basswood Dr.



1214 E. Crockett



5800 Hemphill Dr.



1423 S. Ellison Dr.


Joe Ward

435 E. Sunshine



3299 S.W. 28th St.



350 Felps St.


Lady Bird Johnson

10700 Nacogdoches Rd.



2803 E. Commerce St.



5919 W. Commerce St.


New Territories

9023 Bowen Dr



700 Culberson Ave.



330 Roosevelt Ave.


SA Natatorium (indoor) 

1430 Cesar E. Chavez


San Pedro

2200 N. Flores



803 W. Southcross


Southside Lions

3100 Hiawatha


Spring Time

6571 Spring Time


Sunset Hills

103 Chesswood



7601 W. Military Dr.



221 Alexander Ave



Splash Pads

Open Now!

  • Hemisfair Park, 600 Hemisfair Park
  • Pearsall Park, 5102 Old Pearsall Rd.
  • Elmendorf Lake Park, 3700 W Commerce

Open during Summer Pool Season

  • Joe Ward Park, 435 E Sunshine (pool hours apply)
  • Gilbert Garza Park, 1450 Mira Vista

Park location    

October – November 


December – February


March – September

Pearsall Park


9am – 6pm




9am – 9pm

Elmendorf Lake Park

Hemisfair Gardens


9am – 6pm


9am – 6pm

(subject to weather conditions)


9am – 9pm



Group Swim Lessons


Swimming lessons will be offered free at our outdoor pool locations.

Registration is Saturday, May 19, 2018. More information coming soon!

Natatorium Swim Lessons & Aquafit Classes

Group swimming lessons are offered at the Natatorium for youth ages 4 and up as well as adults.  Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels. Group swimming lessons include six lessons offered over a two week period. Session dates and times are available vary and are available on our registration site.

View & Register for Classes




Individual Lesson $50.00 per session Four 30 minutes classes
Group Lessons $30.00 per session School Age and above six 45 minutes classes
Pre-School Age 4-5 years six 30 minutes classes

Aqua Fit Programs

5:45 pm-6:30 pm        AQUA MOTION           Monday thru Thursday           ($40.00 per month)    

6:45 pm-7:30 pm        AQUA ZUMBA              Monday thru Thursday          ($40.00 per month)

11:30 am-12:30 pm    BOOTCAMP (free)      Tuesday and Thursday            (Must be able to swim)

Medium to Intense in and out of water fitness exercises.

For More information on any of these programs please contact the San Antonio Natatorium at 210-207-3299 or e-mail Josh Zammit at  


Registration Information 

Registration will be conducted at individual pool locations during regular business hours.

Registration is held on a first come first serve basis until spaces are full at each pool location.

Registration Guidelines

  • Participants must be at least 4 years of age or older.
  • Pre-School Age (4-5); School-Age (6-12); Adult (13+).
  • Participants may only be enrolled in one lesson session (2-weeks) at a time.
  • Waiting lists will be established once a session (2-weeks) is full.
  • Participants must be present for the first day of the session or they will forfeit lessons and the next individual on the waiting list will be contacted.
  • On June 10th All registration will be moved to the individual pools during their normal operating hours
  • After lessons have started if additional spaces are available, then participants may register for an additional session as follows:
    • June 27th – For session beginning July 11th
    • July 11th – For session beginning July 18th


The Parks and Recreation Department invites the local medical community to join it in providing youngsters the opportunity to "Take the Plunge," and improve their health through a swimming prescription program. "Doctors will be able to prescribe swimming lessons for any health condition in which a child would benefit from exercise," explains Recreation Manager Lyn Kinton. "What we want to do is encourage a child to get involved in swimming as a livelong healthy habit. By learning to swim, they can continue to exercise on their own."

Doctors interested in participating in the program, which will be available through December of this year, can call the Aquatics Section at  210.207.3113 for more information.

Parents may also initiate participation by talking with their family physicians about whether this program will benefit their child and requesting that the physician contact the Parks and Recreation Department for the prescription packet.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is a way to prevent childhood obesity, which has been linked to juvenile diabetes. It provides a cardiovascular workout that promotes heart and lung health, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina, and improves balance and posture. Swimming puts less strain on joints and connective tissues than other forms of exercise.

Other cities participating in the grant-funded program include Bismarck, ND, Yuba, CA, Annapolis, MD, and McMinnville, TN.

Learning to swim has the added benefit of helping children to feel more confident," Kinton notes. "In South Texas, it’s a way for children to stay cool in the summer, stay physically active in an outdoor setting, and learn an important skill that will help keep them safe in the water throughout their lives."

For more information on the Take the Plunge for Better Health Program, call  210.207.3110.


TheSan 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. Applicants should be Red Cross Certified. If not, Certification Classes will begin at the San Antonio Natatorium in November.  For more information, please call 207-3299. 

Swim Teams

A competitive youth swim program is offered at all 23 outdoor pool locations during the outdoor pool season. There is a one-time registration fee of $10 per child, which includes a t-shirt. Participants practice Tuesday - Friday in order to compete against other pools in three weekend meets. The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is a member of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) which is a non-profit organization established in 1925 to promote and organize amateur athletics in the state of Texas. Winners from the regional swim meet will qualify to go to the state level TAAF swim meet.

Registration for swim teams will be held at individual pool sites starting Saturday, June 11.

Swim Team Members

The Team brings home the GOLD!
We have gold! Congratulations to several of our Parks and Recreation swim team members who placed at the Games of Texas in College Station recently. Michael Benavides brought home a gold medal in the 50-yard butterfly in the 35-40-year-old category. Isaac Moncrief snagged the gold for the 50-meter butterfly in the 11-12 year-old category.

A bronze medal went to Josh Salazar in the 50-yard breaststroke, 13-14-year-olds. Noah Moncrief also received a bronze medal in the 50-meter backstroke in the 11-12-year-old category. The 200-yard medley relay team of Michael Mendiola, Isaac Moncrief, Noah Moncrief and Josh Calderon placed sixth and brought home ribbons. Josh also competed in the 50-yard backstroke and brought home a 5th place ribbon.

Way to go, guys! Staying active, fit, and competitive!

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