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The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College is located in south San Antonio at the intersection of Loop 410 South and State Highway 16 (Palo Alto Road), just east of Interstate 35 South. Open in 1992, the facility is a joint effort with the City of San Antonio to bring a one-of-a-kind swimming facility to San Antonio.

Our Aquatic Center includes a variety of unique features that have allowed us to host a number of high caliber competitions, including the US Open, USA Swimming Junior Olympics, U.S. Olympic Festival, and several NCAA Championships.

  • 76-meter "stretch" pool—warm-up/diving pool attached to a 50-meter competition pool
  • Moveable bulkheads to allow multiple configurations in short course yards and long/short course meters
  • Competitive areas have a minimum depth of 7.5 feet
  • State-of-the-art DAKTRONICS timing system/scoreboard
  • Two (2) one-meter and two (2) three-meter diving boards plus platforms at 5.0, 7.5, and 10.0-meters above a 4.87-meter plummet
  • On-deck, stadium type seating for up to 1600 spectators (depending on the course being contested)
  • Wide variety of shallow training and instructional areas
  • Handicapped-accessible swimming lift
  • Built-in seating and starting blocks
  • Real-time results posted on the web:

For the Community

The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College is community-oriented and offers a variety of fitness and recreational programs for all ages throughout the year. Programs include:

  • Community Open Swim
  • Pre-School Swim—swimming readiness skills for children ages 2–4
  • Palo Alto Swim School—progression-based teaching for children ages 5–15
  • Adult Beginning Swimming—standard swim techniques for ages 16 and older
  • Adult Lap Swim—ages 18 and older
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Pool Party Rentals

Contact Information

Athletic Director:
Adrian Montoya

Aquatic Center/Gymnasium(PE-110)


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