Northside Swim Center - $7 Million Pct. 3
The development of the Swim Center is the result of a unique partnership between Northside ISD and Bexar County. In May 2008, Bexar County voters approved a tax referendum to provide $7 million in funding, and in May 2010, NISD voters approved a bond issue to fund a matching $7 million.
A 50-meter, Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool and 25-meter diving and warm-up pool is expected to begin at the Farris Athletic Complex by May 2011 and be completed by the summer of 2013. Both swimming pools will be built adjacent to the existing Northside Natatorium at Loop 1604 and Hausman Road, creating a mega swim center that will be the only one of its kind in the central United States.
According to USA Swimming, the Northside Swim Center can expect to host five large regional and national meets per year.
The outdoor swim center will feature shaded seating for 2,400 spectators as well as high-tech timing, lighting, sound and video scoreboard systems. Locker room facilities will accommodate as many as 1,200 athletes. The diving/warm-up pool will be 25 meters in length and will give NISD a second location for its diving program.
NISD will be responsible for the maintenance and operations of the facilities. The facility will meet both international and national standards set by USA Swimming.
Managing Organization Website: San Antonio Northside Aquatic Center
Upcoming event: July 13-21, 2016.
Before the United States Olympic Swimming Team leaves to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, the athletes will train in San Antonio at the Northside Swim Center July 13-21, 2016.
During the camp, area swimmers and sports fans will have the opportunity to meet the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, as one practice will be open to spectators, followed by an autograph session.