Northside will dedicate two new facilities

May 23, 2013

Two new voter-approved Northside ISD athletic facilities will be officially dedicated in June- the Northside Swim Center and Tennis Center.  The public is invited to both events.

“We thank the voters for approving these facilities as part of School Bond 2010,” says Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “The Northside Swim Center and the Northside Tennis Center will serve thousands of Northside student athletes and the Northside community for years to come. We are thrilled to dedicate these beautiful, functional, state-of-the-art facilities and finally show them off to our Northside community.”

The Northside Swim Center dedication is at 10am, Friday, June 28. The Swim Center is adjacent to the Northside Natatorium and part of the Farris Athletic Complex off of Loop 1604.

The three new pools that make up the Northside Swim Center, which includes an Olympic-size competition pool, a diving pool, and a lessons pool, hold a total of 1.5 million gallons of water.

The outdoor aquatics complex - including the Northside Natatorium – is the only one of its kind in the central United States and will attract major regional, state, national and international competitions, which in turn will draw thousands of athletes, coaches and their families to San Antonio. These visitors will make a multi-million dollar impact on San Antonio's economy annually, according to the Bexar County Athletic Facilities Committee. NISD will rent out the aquatics complex for these competitions.

The Northside Swim Center will host the 2013 AAU Diving National Championships from July 21 through July 29.

The outdoor swim stadium is one of 13 sports venues funded by both Northside's 2010 School Bond and the Bexar County visitor tax extension, approved by voters in May 2008.

The Northside Tennis Center dedication is at 9am on Monday, June 10.  It is located at 12045 Leslie Road, adjacent to O’Connor High School.

The new facility includes 18 lighted tennis courts, a tennis Pro-Shop, and air conditioned training room and offices. There are covered 15-seat bleachers at each court.

Around 400 students participate in 11 high school tennis programs and 360 students participate in middle school tennis programs.

Northside’s original tennis facility is the Annemarie Tennis Center that is part of the Don Hardin Athletic Complex on Culebra Road (@Loop410).  It will undergo an extensive renovation soon.  Those plans are in design now.

For more information visit the Aquatics Department and Tennis websites.

(Editor’s note:  In addition to the two new athletic facilities, three new schools will also open this summer.  They are Folks Middle School, Franklin Elementary School and McAndrew Elementary School.)