Southwest ISD set to break ground on $24 million aquatics center

Source: Southwest ISD

In a much-anticipated celebration, Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for their 35,000 square foot aquatics center. The $24 million facility came to fruition when voters approved the project during the 2018 bond election, with the city contributing $4 million of the costs. The aquatics center, which is only one of a handful South of Highway 90, will provide SWISD students with opportunities for swimming instruction and competitions. “The aquatics center has been a longtime dream for Southwest families. We want to thank our community for supporting this project and for recognizing the positive impact it will have on our students for years to come,” said Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft, Superintendent of SWISD Schools.

The center will also be open to the public and available for lease for community events. “This new state-of-the-art facility will be more than just a point-of-pride for SWISD, it also symbolizes the power of leveraged partnerships between our local school district and the City of San Antonio. Our residents deserve these types of direct investments in their communities and I am committed to continuously advocating for resources and services that benefit our entire community,” said Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia, City Council District 4.

The two-story aquatic center will feature a 50-meter competition pool with a diving board and a 25-yard instructional warmup pool. The first floor will include restrooms, lockers, showers, a weight room, and a multipurpose classroom. The second floor will consist of spectator seating, offices, and concessions.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place: 

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. 
Next to Christa McAuliffe Middle School 
9390 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242  (along the 410 access road) 

About Southwest ISD: 

Southwest ISD is a distinguished, award-winning school district with multiple recognitions at the region and state level. SWISD prides itself in its family-friendly schools, positive community atmosphere, and a multitude of college and career-ready student programs. Established in 1951, SWISD is the 6th largest district in Bexar County, with nearly 14,000 students. 

 

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