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San Antonio Natatorium
1430 W. Durango Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78207


The San Antonio Natatorium was built in June of 1981 on the old Sidney Lanier High School Track. City Council Member, Henry Cisneros, was highly instrumental in working with the SAISD School Board in developing the concept. At the time...the 3.2 million dollar facility was the flagship facility for the City of San Antonio and South Texas. The venue has provided numerous High School, International and local Age-Group competitions. The Olympic Team from Australia trained at the San Antonio in December of 2000. Olympic Gold Medallists Misty Hyman, Bruce Hayes, Grant Hackett and Karin Perkins have graced the water of the San Antonio Natatorium.

Built with Federal Grant money it was earmarked to allow inner city children an opportunity to develop and compete in competitive swimming and diving. The facility has produced an Olympic Trial Qualifier, numerous UIL State Qualifiers (Swimming and Diving), Regional Champions and, has serviced over 45,000 SAISD Swimmers and Divers. The facility boasts the only separate diving well facility in San Antonio.

Roger Rodriquez was the original Aquatics Coordinator for SAISD from 1978 to 1981. Don Walker has been the Aquatics Director for SAISD since February 1, 1982.

 

 

 

Photos of the Natatorium

San Antonio Natatorium
1430 W. Durango Blvd.
(Across from Lanier HS)
San Antonio, Texas 78207

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