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 since 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.

Pool Hours and Fees

Spring 2020 hours

Lap Swim 
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–9 a.m.
Free to all community members.

Open Swim 
To be announced 


Admission Fees

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

Monthly Unlimited
Monthly Passes are not available for purchase at this time.

Pool Features

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

Open Gym:
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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
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.

Swim Meets

The Aquatic and Athletic Center hosts competitive swim and diving meets year-round. Below are the upcoming meets scheduled for Fall 2019. 

Sept. 28, 2019: 2019 AAHSSL Palo Alto College Sprint Invitational (PDF)

For more information or to inquire about hosting a swim meet, contact Shanea Allen, Athletic Director, at 210-486-3803.

Contact Information

Shanea Allen
Aquatic and Athletic Center Director

Edward Moreno 
Program Supervisor

Laura Hogg
Administrative Services Specialist

Aquatic Center/Gymnasium(PE 110)