Travel, Hotels, and Social Events

Ground Transportation and Airport

The San Antonio International Airport is served by all major airlines and is located approximately 18 miles from NISD Swim Center. There are also a variety of ground transportation options available at

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service to the downtown area is $20.25 one way or $36.50 round trip; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) or JW Marriott is approximately $39 one-way or $60 round trip; La Cantera is approximately $26 one-way or $42 round-trip. Look for the Shuttle Service kiosks in both terminals near baggage claim or book your trip in advance and get a discount:

Taxi Rides

Traveling with a friend? Two to six ride for the price of one! Approximate fares, not including tips, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24–$26; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) $39–$41; La Cantera Resort or JW Marriott $33–$35.

Car Rental

Car rentals are available at the airport.

RV Options

RV parking is allowed on site, but vehicles must be self contained. There are no dump stations nearby or access to electricity. Overnight parking is at your own risk, but the parking lots will be routinely monitored by the school district police department during the night.

Admiralty RV Resort
1485 N Ellison Drive
San Antonio, TX
(210) 647-7878

Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort
1120 W Loop 1604 N
San Antonio, TX
(210) 680-7827


River Walk: Thursday, April 23. 3:00–9:30 p.m. $30 (not including dinner). Limited to 100 seats. Take a shuttle bus (from designated hotels and pool pick-up) to downtown where you’ll enjoy a tour of the historic Alamo, the most visited tourist site in Texas. This will be followed by a river barge tour through scenic San Antonio. Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants. (We recommend you make reservations in advance.) The weekend of Spring Nationals occurs during San Antonio’s biggest festival, “Fiesta,” a two-weeklong celebration originally established to commemorate the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto, so there will be lots of activities and events taking place downtown

SeaWorld: Regretfully, SeaWorld Park is unable to provide free passes, but wishes to extend deeply discounted tickets to all participants, as well as their family and friends. The purchase of USMS discounted tickets will be made available through the email updates which participants will receive after registration closes.

Texas BBQ & Dance Hall: Saturday, April 25 6:00-10:00 p.m. $30. All inclusive for a fun night enjoying authentic Texas BBQ and Dancing. Our official event social. You can’t leave Texas without tasting our world-famous barbecue and dancing to authentic live country music at Leon Springs Dance Hall. Shuttles will be running from pool and shuttle designated hotels to assist with parking. Come on out, y’all, and join the fun!

Leon Springs Dancehall (map)
24135 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257

Brisket, Sausage, Chicken
Sides & Dessert
Tea and Water

Cash Bar Available for Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Hotel and Shuttle Information

There are several options for accommodations for your stay in San Antonio, and the meet shuttle will be servicing six designated hotels for the duration of the meet. The hotel shuttle costs $30 per person and you can purchase a shuttle pass when registering for the meet or once you arrive on site.

Parking will be available on site. An all event parking pass is $20 for Thursday through Sunday. Daily parking will be $7. There is no charge to park on Wednesday.

For more information on accommodations and tourist attractions, go to When making reservations, mention “USMS Nationals” to get special rates.

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