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In the Pool


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. Applications are still being accepted for candidates who are Red Cross certified.  For more information, please call 207-3110.

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Free Group Swimming Lessons 

Being able to swim is an important skill for every child to have. Swimming is great exercise, it's an important safety skill, and it's a fun activity that can occupy children all summer long. The Parks and Recreation Department is able to offer free group lessons during the 2016 regular outdoor pool season offered by the San Antonio Parks Foundation and presented by University Health Systems with Security Service Federal Credit Union as an additional partner.  More than 2,300 free lessons will be offered.

Swimming Lesson FAQ for Parents

Group swimming lessons are offered for youth ages 4 and up as well as adults.  Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels.  Group swimming lessons include six 45-minute lessons offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday over a two week period.  Session dates for summer 2016 are below.  Times vary depending on the pool site with morning and evening sessions available.



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)


11:30 am-12:30 pm    BOOTCAMP    Monday thru Thursday   (Must be able to swim)

5:00 pm-5:30 pm        SWIM LESSONS PRE- SCHOOL (Levels 1 & 2)                      Mon, Wed, and Fri

5:00 pm-5:45 pm        SWIM LESSONS SCHOOL AGE (Levels 1 & 2)                      Mon, Wed, and Fri

5:00 pm-5:45 pm        SWIM LESSONS SCHOOL AGE (Levels 1 & 2)                      Mon, Wed, and Fri

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm    PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS                                                     Tue & Thur

5:45 pm-6:30 pm        SWIM LESSONS ADVANCED SCHOOL AGE   (Levels 3 & 4) Mon, Wed, and Fri

5:45 pm-6:30 pm        SWIM LESSONS ADVANCED SCHOOL AGE   (Levels 5 & 6) Mon, Wed, and Fri

6:45 pm-7:30 pm        SWIM LESSON ADULT   (Beginner)                                      Mon, Wed, and Fri

 6:45 pm-7:30 pm       SWIM LESSON ADULT   (Intermediate)                               Mon, Wed, and Fri

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


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.

Contact Telephone Numbers for Outdoor Pools 

CASSIANO                   434-7482
CONCEPCION             532-3473
CUELLAR                     434-8028
DELLVIEW                   349-0570
FAIRCHILD                  226-6195
GARZA                         434-8122
HERITAGE                   645-9465
JOE WARD                  732-7350
KENNEDY                    436-7009
KINGSBOROUGH        924-6761
LBJ                                599-0122
LINCOLN                      224-7590
MONTERREY               432-2727
NORMOYLE                 923-2442
ROOSEVELT                532-6091
SAN PEDRO                 732-5992
SPRINGTIME                558-0491
SOUTHCROSS             927-2001
SOUTH SIDE LIONS     532-2027
SUNSET HILLS             435-4011
WESTWOOD                 673-3382
WOODLAWN                 732-5789

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Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W Cesar Chavez

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

San Antonio Natatorium
1430 W Cesar Chavez

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