July 12, 2018
RENO, Nev. (July 12, 2018) – Focused on keeping local children active and healthy this summer, Renown Health is sponsoring free swimming for kids at City of Reno and City of Sparks pools.
“We want to make our community healthier, but we can’t do it alone. This is a great example of how our community is coming together to inspire better health,” said Wendy Damonte, vice president of Advocacy and Community Partnership at Renown Health. “Thanks to this partnership with the City of Reno and City of Sparks Parks and Recreation Departments, more than 2,500 children in the Truckee Meadows will have access to free swimming over the next few weeks.”
Details on free swim weeks:
City of Sparks Free Swim Week
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Deer Park Pool
1700 Prater Way, Sparks
Note: Free swim passes will be handed out to kids in line for each time session. First come, first served.
More details: SparksRec.com
For media interviews with the City of Sparks, contact Andre Stigall at 775-353-7857.
City of Reno Free Swim Week
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27
Traner Pool: 12 – 6 p.m.
1600 Carville Dr., Reno
Idlewild Pool: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
1805 Idlewild Dr., Reno
Note: Pick up free swim passes at any City of Reno pool. First come, first served and limited to six passes per person.
More details: Reno.gov/ParksandRec
For media interviews with the City of Reno, contact Matt Brown at 775-430-5005.

About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving northern 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, skilled nursing, 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 of being the first in the region to successfully perform leading-edge medical procedures. For more information, visit renown.org.
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 five key priorities: Thriving Downtown and University District, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Public Places, Well-Managed Growth, Strong Financial Condition, and Efficient and Dependable Business Environment. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).
About City of Sparks
The City of Sparks was founded in 1904 and incorporated on March 15, 1905. Named after the late Nevada Governor John Sparks, it is the fifth largest city in Nevada with a population of 98,000. Sparks borders the City of Reno to the east and is less than an hour’s drive from Lake Tahoe. With its close proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sparks is a hub for nature lovers from all over the country. Adventurers can kayak, tube and raft along the Truckee River or explore one of the 48 neighborhood parks and regional parks with hiking and biking trails. The list of fun and exciting things to do in Sparks is always growing. If you are looking for more information about the City of Sparks, Nevada, please visit www.cityofsparks.us.

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