George Block AC


George Block Aquatics Center

7001 Culebra Road

San Antonio, Texas 78238

(210) 397-7500


Aquatics Director: Scott Zolinski 

Aquatics Coordinator: Derek Howorth

Aquatics Coordinator: Tony Plummer

Diving Coordinator: Kristin Libardoni

​Safety Coordinator: Ron Kontura

 Facilities Manager: Kenny Gonzales


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The "Original" Northside pool opened in 1978 and was re-named the George Block Aquatics Center in 2010. The facility has a 50 meter by 20 yard competitive pool and features two 1 meter boards and a 3 meter board.

When not hosting competitions, this facility is used for a variety of programs including open/fitness swim, classes in Aquarobics, swim lessons.

  • Diving boards
  • Depths from 4 ft. to 12 ft.

Pool Rules

  • All children must be potty trained.  No diapers or swim diapers allowed.

  • If you hear a whistle, look at the lifeguards. Lifeguards blow their whistles to get someone's attention—possibly yours. The lifeguards will correct anything that is deemed unsafe or inappropriate.

  • Walk on the pool deck at all times. The deck is a tile that is always wet and can be extremely slippery.

  • Always enter feet first. (Diving is only permitted from diving boards.)

  • An adult must accompany any non-swimming child in the water (even if the child has a flotation device). Hold the child in front of you, not on your shoulders or back.

  • Stay away from the bulkhead (the bridge that crosses the water). Going underneath it is dangerous; lifeguards’ sight of you can be obscured.

  • Lap lane lines are for lap swimmers only.

  • The diving boards can only be used with permission—always follow the coach or lifeguard’s instructions:

• Non-swimmers may not use the diving 
board. Adults may not catch a child off 
the boards. 
• Only one person on the board at a 
time, including ladder. 
• Walk on the boards at all times. 
• Only forward dives are permitted. 
• Only one bounce permitted. 
• Jump straight off the end of the board. 
• Look before you leap. 
• Swim to the wall in a timely manner. 
• Lap lanes are for lap swimmers only.