Stay fit for free in November by giving back at the San Antonio Natatorium

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is giving residents the opportunity to stay active and fit at the San Antonio Natatorium for free while giving back to the community by donating non-perishable food during November.

"San Antonians are known for giving back to the community and this is just one more opportunity for them to lend a helping hand while receiving the benefit of fitness in return," Mayor Ivy R. Taylor says.

The food drive will be held from Saturday, Nov. 1, to Wednesday, Nov. 26. Citizens will be given admission to the Natatorium, located at 1430 W. Cesar Chavez, with the donation of two non-perishable food items. The donations will be given to the San Antonio Food Bank for distribution.

The Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. Last year, the SAFB provided more than 48 million pounds of food with the mission of fighting hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.

The Natatorium offers adult lap swimming Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Open swim is offered Monday through Friday from 5  p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 6:30 p.m. Senior swim is offered, at no charge, Monday through Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

For more information, call 207-3299 or visit Follow us at Twitter @SAParksandRec and Facebook at San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department.