What is the Aquatic Center?
The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College is located in far south central
San Antonio at the intersection of South Loop 410 and State Route 16 (Palo Alto Road), just east of Interstate 35 South. It was built in 1991 and has come to be recognized as a National Class facility, which has been host to a number of high caliber competitions including the U.S. Open, the USA Swimming Junior Olympics, the Olympic Festival, and several NCAA Championships. It is equipped with moveable bulkheads, which allow multiple configurations in short course yards and long / short course meters. The competitive areas have a minimum depth of 7.5 feet and the timing system / scoreboard by DAKTRONICS is state-of-the-art.; There are two one and three meter diving boards plus platforms at 5.0, 7.5, and 10.0-meters above a 4.87-meter plummet. There is on-deck, stadium type seating for 1200 to 2400 spectators depending on the course being contested, plus a wide variety of relatively shallow training and instructional areas.;
What services are available? When?
The facility is very community oriented and offers a variety of fitness and recreational programs for all ages, which are arranged in Sessions through the seasons of the year. In addition, the Aquatic Center is home to USA Swimming Age Group and U S Masters swim teams.; Palo Alto College is a member of the Alamo Area Aquatics.