Parks & Facilities Details

San Antonio Natatorium

Address: 1430 W. Cesar Chavez
/ Hours: See Detail pages for hours
/ Phone Number: 210.207.3299



Admission Age Fees
Child Admission- 17 and under $2
Adult Admission- 18 - 59
Seniors, 60 and up

Adult swim passes good for 20 visits or 90 days from purchase
Senior swim pass good for 20 visits or 90 days from purchase



Summer Schedule (June 2019 – August 11, 2019)

Monday - Friday Senior Hour (ages 60+) 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. free
Monday - Friday

Adult Lap Swim
Senior Lap Swim

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday  Open swim
5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



 Saturday  Adults & Seniors  11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. $4
 Saturday  Open Swim   5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. $2




It’s a dream job with great pay for excellent swimmers who love working with people. The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is hiring 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.  



Swimming Related Classes

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of swim activities and classes.

Water Aerobics are offered Monday through Thursday from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. and from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A monthly pass is available for $40.

Visit our In the Pool page for more fun swimming activities and programming. See a full list of City swimming pools.

Swim Lessons

Individual Swim Lessons
Individual swim lessons are available for $50 per month. This includes four 30-minute lessons. For more information on how to sign up, call the Natatorium at  210.207.3299.

Group Swim Lessons
Group swim lessons include six lessons for $30. Call  210.207.3299 for schedule information.

Programs & Classes

Use the button below to view and register for classes at this location. If there are no results for classes at this location, a list of classes, programs, and activities at alternate locations will be provided. 

For information on  class and lesson schedules and other other programming visit our Swimming and Aquatics Page


View & Register for Classes
Si necesita asistencia en español para inscribirse en clases o necesita información sobre nuestros programas llame al 210-207-3047.

Amenities Available for Rental

The following amenities are available for rental:

Amenity Details Availability
Multi-Purpose Room - Small  View Details  View Availability

San Antonio Natatorium History

The San Antonio Natatorium was built in June of 1981 on the old Sidney Lanier High School Track. City Council member Henry Cisneros was instrumental in working with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) in developing the concept. At the time, the $3.2 million facility was the flagship for the City of San Antonio and South Texas. The venue has provided numerous high school, international and local age-group competitions. The Olympic team from Australia trained at the natatorium in December 2000. Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, Bruce Hayes, Grant Hackett and Karen Perkins have graced the water of the San Antonio Natatorium.

Built with federal grant funds, it was geared toward allowing inner city children an opportunity to develop and compete in competitive swimming and diving. the facility has produced an Olympic trial qualifier, numerous UIL state qualifiers (swimming and diving), regional champions, and has served thousands of SAISD swimmers and divers.

Park Location: 1430 W Durango   San Antonio, Texas

Monday, September 16, 2019