Poolish Pleasures

The Swim Club at Cordillera Ranch is the place to be for sunning, relaxing, dining, exercising, playing games and simply enjoying the pleasures of summer.

As the summer sun heats up and the pools open, the Swim Club provides the utimate escape in an idyllic setting. Perfectly perched on one of the highest points of the Ranch, overlooking the Guadalupe River Valley, the Swim Club offers awe-inspiring views and a casual atmosphere for entertaining. Sun worshippers and recreational swimmers alike can find a home in the turquoise waters or escape to the adults-only negative-edge pool. Children will have a great time playing in the Kiddie Pool or taking a ride down the water slide. Lounging by the pool also allows you to enjoy poolside service from our dedicated and attentive staff.

Poolside Dining
Tuesdays to Sundays
Noon to 8:00pm

While relaxing poolside, enjoy cool cocktails along with casual, seasonal and quintessential summertime fare. Here is a sampling of some new dishes created by The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch Culinary Team for Summer 2020.

Natural Coconut-Crusted Chicken Salad
For a wonderful, light entrée salad, warm coconut-crusted chicken is served on a bed of lettuce mixed with freshly shaved jicama and carrots, topped with scallions and crisp wontons and dressed with toasted sesame seeds in a tangy sweet chili vinaigrette. 

Grilled “Lemon Pepper”  Sea of Cortez Shrimp
Resting on a bed of Bella Verde Farms Baby Lettuce from the hills of Dripping Springs, Texas, a hot skewer of grilled lemon pepper Sea of Cortez shrimp is complemented by freshly cut strawberries, shaved Bermuda onion, fennel and dill and finished with a drizzle of aged pomegranate reduction.

Mesquite Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork Sourdough Melt
Sandwiched between our Texas Toast, mesquite slow-smoked pulled pork is mixed with BBQ aioli, tempura fried jalapenos and topped with sharp Tillamook Cheddar and American Cheese, with your choice of sides.

Summer Cocktails

The Club’s mixologists concocted some refreshing seasonal sippers with a Texas twist. With several to choose from, here are a few highlights of the Summer Cocktail Menu to enjoy poolside.

Prickly Lemonade
This vibrant refresher starts with Belvedere Vodka mixed with prickly pear and fresh-squeezed lemonade. It is shaken, poured over ice, topped with Sprite® for a hint of sweetness and garnished with a lemon wheel.

Iced Sunset Pina Colada
Crafted to match the beautiful sunset over the Twin Sisters hillside, our Sunset Pina Colada is a mix of blended Malibu Rum, mango, pineapple and coconut over ice, topped with a slow pour of grenadine and garnished with a maraschino cherry.

Poolside Margarita
Our poolside margaritas feature Lunazul Tequila, fresh-squeezed margarita mix and Triple Sec, then you choose your favorite flavor from strawberry, prickly pear, mango or classic!

Refreshing Fitness

During the summer, Paddle Board Yoga and Aquafit group classes at the Cordillera Ranch Pool provide an invigorating exercise alternative guaranteed to refresh and re-energize. Taught by Instructor Kelly Vizzone, each 60-minute class is suitable for all fitness and skill levels. See the Group Exercise Calendar for dates and times.

Aquafit is a challenging water workout designed for everyone, and is especially beneficial for those with joint ailments or recovering injuries. This 60-minute, upbeat class begins with a gentle warm-up and then eases in to exercises using your own body weight and the natural resistance of the water. 

Paddle Board Yoga
Paddle Board Yoga is a great way to connect yourself with the Swim Club’s beautiful surroundings while experiencing all the benefits of a great workout. This 60-minute class incorporates elements of yoga and allows you to focus on your individual needs of balance, strength and core. Let the paddleboard become your mat and experience yoga in a different way.

Game Days

The Olympics may have been postponed, but the summer games at the Swim Club provide laughs, fun in the sun and a little friendly competition! Pop out of the pool and test your skills at a variety of entertaining activities.

1:00pm: Giant Jenga
3:00pm: Limbo Contest
5:00pm: Musical Chairs

1:00pm: Hula Hoop Contest
3:00pm: Dart Soccer
5:00pm: Giant Connect 4

1:00pm: Inflatable Bowling
3:00pm: Basketball Free Throw
5:00pm: Happy Hoppers

1:00pm: Musical Chairs
3:00pm: Hula Hoop Contest
5:00pm: Dart Soccer

1:00pm: Giant Jenga
3:00pm: Bingo
5:00pm: Giant Connect 4

1:00pm: Limbo Contest
3:00pm: Inflatable Bowling
5:00pm: Duck Races

Family Movie Nights

Once a month, gather around the Cordillera Ranch Pool and catch your favorite, family-friendly flicks under starry skies. Enjoy movie snaack packs for kids, drink specials for adults and popcorn for everyone as we reclaim that magic feeling of open-air movies.

Friday, June 26: Scoob!
Friday, July 31: Frozen II
Friday, August 28: Members’ Choice! We’re taking votes between Toy Story 1, The Lion King and Finding Dory.

Snow Cone Tuesdays!

Kids are treated to free snow cones every Tuesday this summer!

Meet the Swimming Instructors

At Cordillera Ranch, we believe that every child should learn to swim and be comfortable in the water. Swimming is fun but safety is always our priority. Learning to swim provides great exercise, builds confidence, opens social outlets, prepares kids for other water activities on the Ranch and is the only sport that can save a child’s life. Our swimming instructors provide private, semi-private and small group lessons, and look forward to teaching your kids to excel at swimming.

Marcus Villarreal
210.260.2767 :: Private Lessons and Small Group Classes :: Available Tuesdays to Sundays
Marcus has five years of swimming instruction and has been teaching at Cordillera Ranch for four years.

Lexi Coe
830.998.6566 :: Private Lessons :: Available Tuesdays to Sundays
Lexi is a Certified Lifeguard through the American Cross and has been a lifeguard at Cordillera ranch for the past two years.

Walker Butler
830.431.3301 :: Private Lessons :: Available Tuesdays to Sundays
Walker is new to the Swim Club but has been teaching swimming lessons for over two years.

Kelsey Grudle is the Recreation Coordinator at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. She can be reached at kgrudle@cordilleraranch.com or 830.446.2711.

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