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The 2014 outdoor pool season is here and we hope you'll enjoy the opportunity to jump in for a refreshing swim and plenty of fitness opportunities. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. with some pools open from 2 to 8 p.m. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a complete list of pools, addresses, and hours of operation.
Lap Swim is offered from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at four regional pools: Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; Lincoln, 2803 E. Commerce; and Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast looking for a great cardiovascular workout, take advantage of lap swimming offered Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pools will also be open from 1 to 7 p.m. for open swimming on Sunday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, August 31, as well as the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, Sept. 1.
|2014 Regular Summer Season Dates:||June 14 - Aug. 17|
|Time:||1 - 7 p.m. for open swim for most pools; 2 - 8 for 5 selected pools:
Fairchild, Kennedy, San Pedro, Spring Time & Sunset Hills
|Days:||Tuesday – Sunday, closed Mondays|
|Admission:||Free general admission|
|Fees for classes|
|General Pool Rules||PDF 20kb|
Available at Lady Bird Johnson, Dellview, Heritage, Joe Ward, New Territories, Woodlawn, and Roosevelt before or after normal operating hours. The number of lifeguards needed is based on the number of guests using the facility.
|1 - 75||$150 plus $90 for 3 staff|
|76 - 150||$200 plus $120 for 4 staff|
|151-250||$250 plus $150 for 5 staff|
Water exercise is therapeutic, low impact and is great for your heart. Classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. during the outdoor pool season. The cost is $30 for a one-month pass for anyone 15 or older. Offered at Kingsborough, San Pedro, South Side Lions, and Woodlawn Lake pools. Ten participants needed in order to hold classes.
A competitive youth swim program is offered at all 24 outdoor pool locations during the outdoor pool season. There is a one-time registration fee of $10 per child, which includes a t-shirt. (A fee increase was effective with the FY14 budget which increased the fee to $10). Participants practice Tuesday - Friday in order to compete against other pools in three weekend meets. We are members 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.
Pool Locator Map PDF 238KB
|Name||Address||Phone||Hours of Operation|
|Cassiano||1440 S. Zarzamora & Cassiano Park||434-7482||1-7 p.m.|
|Concepcion||600 E. Theo & Concepcion Park||532-3473||1-7 p.m.|
|Cuellar||502 S.W. 36th St. & Cuellar Park||434-8028||1-7 p.m.|
|Dellview||500 Basswood & Dellview Park||349-0570||1- 7 p.m.|
|Elmendorf||4400 W. Commerce & Elmendorf Park||434-7380||1-7 p.m.|
|Fairchild||1214 E. Crockett||226-6915||2-8 p.m.|
|Garza||5800 Hemphill||434-8122||1-7 p.m.|
|Heritage||1423 S. Ellison Drive||645-9465||1-7 p.m.|
|Lady Bird Johnson||10700 Nacogdoches Road||599-0122||1-7 p.m.|
|Kennedy||3299 S.W. 28th St. & Emerson||436-7009||2-8 p.m.|
|Kingsborough||350 Felps St||924-6761||1-7 p.m.|
|Lincoln||2803 E. Commerce & Lincoln Park||224-7590||1-7 p.m.|
|Monterrey||5919 W. Commerce & Monterrey Park||432-2727||1-7 p.m.|
|New Territories||9023 Bowen Drive||681-2929||1-7 p.m.|
|Normoyle||700 Culberson & Normoyle Park||923-2442||1-7 p.m.|
|The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College||1400 Villaret||486-3800||Vary|
|Roosevelt||300 Roosevelt||532-6091||1-7 p.m.|
|San Pedro||2200 N. Flores & San Pedro Park||732-5992||2 - 8 p.m.|
|Southcross||819 W. Southcross & Flores Park||927-2001||1-7 p.m.|
|South Side Lions
||3100 Hiawatha & Stringfellow||532-2027||1-7 p.m.|
|Spring Time||6571 Spring Time||558-0491||2-8 p.m.|
|Sunset Hills||103 Chesswood||435-4011||2-8 p.m.|
|(Joe) Ward||435 E. Sunshine||732-7350||1-7 p.m.|
|Westwood||7601 W. Military||673-3382||1-7 p.m.|
|Woodlawn||221 Alexander Ave. & Woodlawn Park||732-5789||1-7 p.m.|
San Antonians looking for a rewarding job with great pay are invited to apply to serve their community as lifeguards for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Applicants may complete an on-line application. They will be required to take a prerequisite skills test. Applicants must be able 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.
The department provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare applicants for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training classes.
The starting salary is $9.02 per hour.
For more information on lifeguard positions or pool hours of operation, please call 207-3299.