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Love to swim? Can't wait for the outdoor pool season? The Parks and Recreation Department offers the opportunity for you to get a taste of summer when we open four regional pools on Saturday, May 3. These pools are Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave.
Lap swimming will be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and open swimming will be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m.
This schedule will be available until the opening of the regular outdoor pool season that includes all 24 outdoor pools, beginning on June 14.
The regular 2014 outdoor pool season runs June 14 through Aug. 16. 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. Lap Swim will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the four regional pools.
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. The department is making the process easy by hosting several lifeguard recruitment round-up events in hopes that local teens, college students, and adults 16 and over, will attend and apply. The events will be held on the following Saturdays: March 8 and 29 and April 5 and 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Refreshments will be served.
At the event, 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 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 the recruitment round-up events, lifeguard positions or pool hours of operation, please call 207-3299.
|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, Roosevelt and South Side Lions 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 swim program is offered at Garza, Normoyle, Roosevelt, Southcross, Westwood and Woodlawn during the outdoor pool season. For a one-time registration fee of $6, each pool will have a team for children and adults. Participants practice every day 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.|
|Southside 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.|
Lifeguards, public service attendants and pool supervisors are hired for the outdoor pool season. Lifeguard applicants must be at least 16 and must pass a swim skills test. The department provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare hirees for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training. The starting salary is $9.01 per hour.
The department provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare applicants for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the test will be scheduled for training classes.For more information, call the Natatorium at 207-3299.