Programs, Classes & Fun

 

Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools!

All Pools Open June 15th


Lap Swim Hours 
• Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | (Friday - Woodlawn) 7:30am - 9:30am

 

Pool

Address

Phone Number

Dates Open

Days; Hours

Cassiano

1440 S. Zarzamora

210-434-7482

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Concepcion

600 E. Theo

210-532-3473

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Cuellar

502 S.W. 36th St.

210-434-8028

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Dellview

500 Basswood Dr.

210-349-0570

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Elmendorf

235 Shore Dr

210-207-3299

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Fairchild

1214 E. Crockett

210-226-6915

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Garza

5800 Hemphill Dr.

210-434-8122

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Heritage

1423 S. Ellison Dr.

210-645-9465

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Joe Ward

435 E. Sunshine

210-732-7350

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Kennedy

3299 S.W. 28th St.

210-436-7009

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Kingsborough

350 Felps St.

210-924-6761

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Lady Bird Johnson

10700 Nacogdoches Rd.

210-599-0122

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Lincoln

2803 E. Commerce St.

210-224-7590

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Monterrey

5919 W. Commerce St.

210-432-2727

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

New Territories

9023 Bowen Dr

210-681-2929

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Normoyle

700 Culberson Ave.

210-923-2442

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Roosevelt

330 Roosevelt Ave.

210-532-6091

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

SA Natatorium (indoor)

1430 Cesar E. Chavez

210-207-3299

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

San Pedro

2200 N. Flores

210-732-5992

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Southcross

803 W. Southcross

210-927-2001

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Southside Lions

3100 Hiawatha

210-532-2027

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Spring Time

6571 Spring Time

210-558-0491

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunset Hills

103 Chesswood

210-435-4011

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Westwood

7601 W. Military Dr.

210-673-3382

06.15 - 08.18.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm

Woodlawn

221 Alexander Ave

210-732-5789

06.15 - 08.11.19

Tue-Sun; 

1:00pm to 7:00pm


 

 

 

Visitor information



Swimming Pool Need to Know!

• Visitors should only visit the pool when it is officially open and a lifeguard is on duty.

• Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult 18 years of age or older.

• All children ages 10 and under who are non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of an adult when in the  water.

• Pool participants must wear proper attire designed for swimming.  Polyester, lycra or spandex shirts designed for protection from sun exposure are permitted.  We ask that patrons refrain from wearing cotton clothing such as t-shirts. Demin clothing and cut offs are not permitted as swimwear. 

• For children wearing diapers, diapers designed for swimming are required. 

• Lifesaving vest-type devices designated “U.S. Coastguard Approved” may be worn.  Inflatable flotation toys (including arm floats) or other devices are not permitted.

• Swim goggles may be used.  Masks, snorkels, fins, or mermaid outfits are not permitted.

• Kickboards, pull buoys, paddles, fins, may only be used by patrons during lap swimming sessions.

• Water and fruit are the only food items that may be brought into the pool area. Coolers are limited to 16 quarts or smaller.  

• Glass containers are not allowed in the pool facility.

• Pets are not allowed.  Service animals allowed on pool deck only.

• The use of cell phones, cameras, or any device able to save images is prohibited in locker rooms, bathrooms, changing  facilities, and in pool.  Patrons asked to be respectful of others around them when taking photos on the pool deck area.  

• Smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping or use of tobacco is prohibited in the pool facility. 

• At select outdoor pools, clothing and personal items/valuables can be secured by the pool attendant. 

 

Pools will be closed from time to time based on weather conditions such as lightning and thunder or if maintenance is needed. Pools will open 30 minutes after the last occurrence of thunder or lightning.

For questions on other information on outdoor swimming pools CALL 210.207.3299

Group Swim Lessons

World’s Largest Swim Lesson
Thursday, June 20 | 9am
Free and open to youth ages 4+. Register in advance at 9 participating pools including the Elmendorf Lake Park Pool. Registration is also available the day of the event beginning at 8:30am.

Participating pools:

Cuellar, 502 S.W. 36th St.
Dellview, 500 Basswood Dr.
Elmendorf, 235 Shore Dr.
Heritage, 1423 S. Ellison Dr.
Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches
Lincoln, 2803 E. Commerce
Southside Lions, 3100 Hiawatha
Springtime, 6571 Spring Time
Woodlawn Pool, 221 Alexander Ave

 

Let's Swim SA REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Registration is available on-line.       View & Register for Classes

Need help? Visit or call the SA Natatorium for assistance at (210) 207-3299 anytime during normal hours of operation.

Registration Update Summary provides information on spaces available.  Keep in mind that registration is on-going and this summary is updated periodically.  Click the blue button above to search for the most update information on availability for lessons at various pools.

Registration Guidelines

  • Participants must be at least 4 years of age or older.
  • Pre-School Age (4-5); School-Age (6-12); Adult (13+).
  • Participants may only be enrolled in one lesson session (2-weeks) at a time.
  • Waiting lists will be established once a session (2-weeks) is full.
  • Participants must be present for the first day of the session or they will forfeit lessons and the next individual on the waiting list will be contacted.
  • Online registration begins May18, 2019 at 9am 
  • After lessons have started if additional spaces are available, then participants may register for an additional session as follows:
    • June 25 – July 4
    • July 9 – July 18
    • July 23 - August 1


Level Requirements

Pre-School Level 1 Requirements

  •  No skill requirements
  • Ages 4 & 5

Pre-school Level 2 Requirements

  • Enter/Exit water using ramp, steps, side or using ladder
  • Blow Bubbles, 3 seconds
  • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water
  • Back float, 3 seconds
  • Roll from front to back/back to front
  • Combined arm and leg action
  • Ages 4 & 5 

School-Age Level 1 Requirements

  • No skill requirements
  • Ages 6-12

School-Age Level 2 Requirements

  • Enter/Exit water using ramp, steps, ladder or side
  • Blow bubbles, 3 seconds
  • Bobbing, 5 times
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water, 2 times
  • Back float, 5 seconds
  • Roll from front to back/back to front
  • Ages 6-12

School-Age Level 3 Requirements

  • Enter/Exit by stepping or jumping from the side into shoulder-deep water
  • Fully submerge and hold breath, 10 seconds
  • Bobbing, 10 times
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water, 3 times
  • Roll from front to back/back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front, 5 body lengths
  • Ages 6-12

Adult Requirements

 


NATATORIUM SWIM LESSONS & AQUAFIT CLASSES

Group swimming lessons are offered at the Natatorium for youth ages 4 and up as well as adults.  Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels. Group swimming lessons include six lessons offered over a two week period. Session dates and times are available vary and are available on our registration site.


Fee

Lesson
Fee
Description
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

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 Joshua.Zammit@sanantonio.gov  

SWIMMING PRESCRIPTION

The Parks and Recreation Department invites the local medical community to join it in providing youngsters the opportunity to "Take the Plunge," and improve their health through a swimming prescription program. "Doctors will be able to prescribe swimming lessons for any health condition in which a child would benefit from exercise," explains Recreation Manager Lyn Kinton. "What we want to do is encourage a child to get involved in swimming as a livelong healthy habit. By learning to swim, they can continue to exercise on their own."

Doctors interested in participating in the program, which will be available through December of this year, can call the Aquatics Section at  210.207.3299 for more information.

Parents may also initiate participation by talking with their family physicians about whether this program will benefit their child and requesting that the physician contact the Parks and Recreation Department for the prescription packet.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is a way to prevent childhood obesity, which has been linked to juvenile diabetes. It provides a cardiovascular workout that promotes heart and lung health, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina, and improves balance and posture. Swimming puts less strain on joints and connective tissues than other forms of exercise.

Other cities participating in the grant-funded program include Bismarck, ND, Yuba, CA, Annapolis, MD, and McMinnville, TN.

Learning to swim has the added benefit of helping children to feel more confident," Kinton notes. "In South Texas, it’s a way for children to stay cool in the summer, stay physically active in an outdoor setting, and learn an important skill that will help keep them safe in the water throughout their lives."

For more information on the Take the Plunge for Better Health Program, call  210.207.3299.

 

 

 

 

Splash Pads

  • Hemisfair Park, 600 Hemisfair Park, See schedule below
  • Pearsall Park, 5102 Old Pearsall Rd, See schedule below (Closed daily for scheduled maintenance: 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm)
  • Lincoln Park Splash Pad, 2915 E Commerce, See schedule below
  • Elmendorf Lake Park, 3700 W Commerce, Open Early Summer
  • Joe Ward Park, 435 E Sunshine, 1pm - 7pm, Will open with Summer Pool Season
  • Gilbert Garza Park, 1450 Mira Vista, 1pm - 7pm, Will open with Summer Pool Season


Park location    

October – November 


December – February


March – September

Pearsall Park

Open

9am – 6pm

 

Closed


Open

9am – 9pm

 

Lincoln Park

Hemisfair Gardens

Open

9am – 6pm

Open

9am – 6pm

(subject to weather conditions)

Open

9am – 9pm

 


 

LIFEGUARD POSITIONS


 

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 $10.35 an hour. Applicants should be Red Cross Certified. If not, Certification Classes are underway at the San Antonio Natatorium.  For more information, please call 207-3299. 

2019 Lifeguard Recruitment Video

 

2019 Class Information


June 3rd-5th Mon–Wed from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour for lunch
Activity Number: 14394 ; See Class

June 6th-7th SHALLOW LG Thurs- Sat from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour lunch 
Activity Number: 14393 ; See Class

June 3th-7th Mon–Fri from 5:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday TBD 
Activity Number: 12468 ; See Class

June 10th-12th Mon-Wed from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour for lunch 
Activity Number: 14396 ; See Class

June 13th-15th SHALLOW LG Thurs- Sat from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour lunch
Activity Number: 14397 ; See Class

June 10th-14th Mon–Fri from 5:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday TBD
Activity Number: 14399 ; See Class

June 17th-19th Mon-Wed from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour for lunch
Activity Number: 14401 ; See Class

June 20th-22nd SHALLOW LG Thurs-Sat from 8:00AM-5:00PM w/ 1 hour lunch 
Activity Number: 14398 ; See Class

June 17th-21st Mon–Fri from 5:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday TBD
Activity Number: 14400 ; See Class


*All classes are $38

 

Swim Team

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.  To register, participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. 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 online Saturday, June 16th starting at 9 a.m.

 

SWIM TEAm Members

The Team brings home the GOLD!
We have gold! Congratulations to several of our Parks and Recreation swim team members who placed at the Games of Texas in College Station recently. Michael Benavides brought home a gold medal in the 50-yard butterfly in the 35-40-year-old category. Isaac Moncrief snagged the gold for the 50-meter butterfly in the 11-12 year-old category.

A bronze medal went to Josh Salazar in the 50-yard breaststroke, 13-14-year-olds. Noah Moncrief also received a bronze medal in the 50-meter backstroke in the 11-12-year-old category. The 200-yard medley relay team of Michael Mendiola, Isaac Moncrief, Noah Moncrief and Josh Calderon placed sixth and brought home ribbons. Josh also competed in the 50-yard backstroke and brought home a 5th place ribbon.

Way to go, guys! Staying active, fit, and competitive!


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019