San Antonio Parks and Recreation will open 8 outdoor pools

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SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio is opening eight public pools ahead of the summer season starting May 21.

The pools will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and are free to the public.

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

  • 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

  • Spring Time Pool – 6571 Spring Time

  • South Side Lions Pool – 3100 Hiawatha

  • Westwood Pool – 7627 W. Military

The North East Independent School District Sports Park — located at 12001 Wetmore Road — will be open from 1 p.m. June 11 and July 2 and 23.

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult and appropriate swimwear is required, according to parks and recreation officials.

The San Antonio Natatorium, located at 1430 Cesar E. Chavez, is a public indoor pool and is available for swimming, swimming, and fitness lessons with pre-registration.

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The town of San Antonio also has a number of wading pools available for free. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Parks and Recreation officials are also recruiting aquatic staff for the summer season.

“While we are experiencing industry-wide lifeguard shortages like other municipalities across the state and nation, our team is working hard to ensure the community has fun swimming and enjoying the recreational opportunities this summer,” said Shanea Allen, parks and recreation manager for Aquatics.

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

“We are also actively recruiting in schools and at events, which we were unable to do last year. Through these efforts, we are able to expand pre-season pool sites to provide more swimming opportunities in more neighborhoods than in previous years,” Allen said.

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Lifeguard courses will continue throughout May. For more information, call the San Antonio Natatorium at 210-207-3299.

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