San Antonio Parks and Recreation to open eight outside swimming pools

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SAINT ANTONY – The city of San Antonio will open eight public pools ahead of the summer season beginning May 21.

The swimming pools are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 7pm and are free to the public.

Here are the pool locations announced by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department:

  • Cassiano Pool – 1440 S. Zarzamora

  • Dellview Pool – 500 Linden

  • Fairchild Pool – 1214 E Crockett

  • Kingsborough Pool – 350 Felps Street

  • Lady Bird Johnson Pool – 10700 Nacogdoches Road

  • Springtime Pool – 6571 Springtime

  • Southside Lions Pool – 3100 Hiawatha

  • Westwood Pool – 7627 W. Military

The North East Independent School District Sports Park – located at 12001 Wetmore Road – is open on 6th, 13th, 20th June and 11th, 18th and 25th July from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 12pm to 4pm June 11th and July 2nd and 23rd.

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and appropriate swimwear is required, according to Parks and Recreation officials.

The San Antonio Natatorium at 1430 Cesar E. Chavez is an indoor public pool and is available by appointment for free swimming, lap swimming, and fitness classes.

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The City of San Antonio also provides a number of free water playgrounds. They are open daily from 9am to 9pm

Parks and Recreation officials are also hiring water sports staff for the summer season.

“As we experience the industry-wide lifeguard shortage like other communities in the state and across the country, our team is working hard to ensure the community has fun swimming and recreational opportunities this summer,” said Parks and Recreation Manager for Aquatics Shanea Allen.

There is a $700 hiring incentive for new employees and returning employees.

“We also actively recruit at schools and events – which we were unable to do last year. Because of these efforts, we are able to expand the pools pre-season to offer more swimming opportunities in more neighborhoods than in previous years,” Allen said.

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Lifeguard instruction continues throughout the month of May. For more information, call the San Antonio Natatorium at 210-207-3299.

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