Splash into Swimming Fun at City Pools!
Pools offer fun, fitness and family time
The 2016 outdoor swimming pool season has begun with four regional pools now open. All City pools will open June 11. 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.
Free Group Swimming Lessons
Being able to swim is an important skill for every child to have. Swimming is great exercise, it's an important safety skill, and it's a fun activity that can occupy children all summer long. The Parks and Recreation Department is able to offer free group lessons during the 2016 regular outdoor pool season offered by the San Antonio Parks Foundation and presented by University Health Systems with Security Service Federal Credit Union as an additional partner. More than 2,300 free lessons will be offered.
Swimming Lesson FAQ for Parents
Group swimming lessons are offered for youth ages 4 and up as well as adults. Lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels. Group swimming lessons include six 45-minute lessons offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday over a two week period. Session dates for summer 2016 are below. Times vary depending on the pool site with morning and evening sessions available.
- Session I: June 21st - June 30th
- Session II: July 5th - July 14th
- Session III: July 19th - July 28th
Registration for Free Group Swimming Lessons
Registration began on Saturday, May 21, and continues at the Natatorium starting on Monday, May 23rd during regular business hours. Registration will continue until all the spaces are full. For more information, call the Natatorium at 210.207.3299.
Swimming Lessons Registration Availability
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.
Just Added! A Lifeguard Clinic will be offered on Saturday, May 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Lincoln Pool, 2803 E. Commerce (in Lincoln Park).
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.