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Free Swim Weeks for Kids at Reno and Sparks City Pools


Reno/Sparks, NV – Free Swim Weeks for Kids returns July 15-19 in the City of Sparks at Deer Park Pool, and July 29-Aug. 2 in the City of Reno at Traner and Idlewild Pools. The event is held in partnership with Renown Health at the height of summer to encourage healthy family activity for kids, ages 17 and under, all season long.

The 2017 Washoe County Community Health Needs Assessment determined that nearly 30 percent of local teens are overweight or obese. Within the age groups studied, the highest percentage of overweight or obese teens are under 15 years old.

“As the excitement of summer wears off, kids can become bored and less active,” says Renown President and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Slonim, MD, DrPH, FACHE. “Free Swim Week fosters outdoor family play time right when entertainment ideas start running low. It’s these types of activities that start to improve our community’s health, one pool day at a time.”

Free Swim Weeks for Kids Details:

City of Sparks
July 15-19
                Noon-1:30 p.m.
                1:45-3:15 p.m.
                3:30-5 p.m.
Deer Park Pool
                1700 Prater Way, Sparks

Passes: Free swim passes are handed out to kids in line for each swim session on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, visit SparksRec.com.

City of Reno
July 29-Aug. 2
Traner Pool
1600 Carville Dr., Reno
12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.

Idlewild Pool
1805 Idlewild Dr., Reno
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Passes: Pick up free swim passes at any City of Reno pool on a first come, first serve basis. Passes are limited to six per person.

For more information, visit Reno.Gov/ParksAndRec


About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 7,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition and commitment to continually improve the care and the health of our community. For more information, visit renown.org.

About City of Sparks 
It’s Happening Here in the City of Sparks! Our vision is to be the city of choice for residents, businesses, and visitors. We are #SparksProud of our mission to provide a safe environment, economic development, premiere special events, cost-effective sustainable services and opportunities for citizen involvement. Visit www.cityofsparks.us for more information or call (775) 353-5555. #SparksProud #SparksItsHappeningHere

About the City of Reno
The City of Reno government’s mission is dedicated to creating a community that people are proud to call home. In order to achieve that purpose, the Reno City Council has established three overarching goals — Ensure Financial Stability, Provide Public Safety and Reduce Debt — and several supporting priorities. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).   


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