Aquatic and Athletic Center

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.

  • Summer hours

    (effective June 4 – Aug. 3, 2018)

    Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Lap Swim
    7 a.m.–12 p.m.
    2–4 p.m.
    5:30–9 p.m.  

    Open Swim
    2–4 p.m.
    5:30–9 p.m.  

    Saturday: 12–6 p.m. (open swim only)
    Sunday: 12–4 p.m. (open swim only)

    The pool in the Palo Alto College Aquatic and Athletic Center will be closed for scheduled swim meets on the following dates:

    • Friday, June 1–Sunday, June 3
    • Saturday, July 21–Sunday, July 22
    • Thursday, July 26–Sunday, July 29

    Admission Fees

    Daily Visit
    Adult (18-59) $4
    Child (0-17) $3
    Seniors (60-79) $3
    Super Seniors (80+) FREE
    ACCD Student/Staff/Faculty FREE w/ID
    Police/Fire/Military FREE w/ID

    Free senior swim Monday – Friday from 7 – 9 a.m.

    Monthly Unlimited
    Adult Pass $40 (Market Place)
    Child Pass $30 (Market Place)
    Senior Pass $30 (Market Place)
    A $20 administration fee is charged when completed in office.

    Locker Rentals are available. Click here to complete the rental form.

  • Features include:

    • 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:
  • Gym rentals are available for the public.

    Full court: $50 per hour

    Half court: $25 per hour                    

    For more information, contact Edward Moreno at or call 210-486-3800.

  • Athletic Fields photo

    The athletic fields can be used by students, faculty and staff when reserved in advance with the Athletic Center Main Office. Our fields are a great place to host your company work games or team practices for:

    • Flag Football
    • 5v5 Basketball
    • 3v3 Basketball
    • Open Gym
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Practices
    • Ultimate Frisbee


    For more information, contact Edward Moreno at or call 210-486-3800.

Contact Information

Shanea Allen
Aquatic and Athletic Center Director

Edward Moreno 
Program Supervisor

Aquatic Center/Gymnasium(PE-110)