Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools!
Pools offer fun, fitness and family time
The 2016 outdoor swimming pool season is just around the corner. Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, and spending time with family.
For more information, to learn about our indoor Natatorium open year around, and to inquire about pool reservations call 210.207.3299.
Mark your calendar for lifeguard clinics
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. 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 Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, 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.
Regional Pools Open May 7- June 9
Make a Splash with San Antonio Parks and Recreation starting in May! Residents can begin swimming for free at four regional pools May 7 - June 9.
Four Regional Pools Open May 7- June 9:
Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.
LBJ, 10700 Nacogdoches
South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha
Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave.
Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Regular pool season kicks off Saturday, June 11 and all San Antonio pools will open. For more information call 210-207-3299.