Clark County to Offer Free Swimming  for Youth and Parents Who Qualify

For the 2021 summer season, Clark County will offer free swimming for youth and their parents who qualify for financial assistance.  Those interested can pick up an application at their nearest Clark County Pool or Recreation Center.  Qualified families are required to show proof of participation in the following financial assistance programs:

  • EMBARQ – LIFELINE/LINK UP
  • NV Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
  • CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Medicaid
  • Women Infant Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps
  • Financial Assistance Service (FAS) Check Stub
  • Welfare Set Aside Program (WSAP)
  • Help of Southern Nevada
  • HACA/Hopelink
  • Foster Care (Court Guardianship Documentation)
  • Veteran’s Retirement

“Swimming is an important summer activity that everyone should enjoy.” said Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, “Not everyone has the privilege of owning a residential pool, families need to have an opportunity to go outside, exercise, and play comfortably in the summer heat.”

For more information on the nearest Clark County Pool visit https://tinyurl.com/25nw9x2h. Clark County’s Department of Parks and Recreation operates thirteen pools and twenty-five community centers.

County water parks include twisting slides, gushing fountains, play areas and shallow pools for young swimmers. Pool rules include proper swim attire required, everyone must wear masks while on the pool deck,  children aged 8 and under must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times, only Coast Guard-approved flotation devices allowed, no alcohol or glass containers allowed, and facility occupancy limits are enforced.  Some facilities offer or require reservations prior to entering.  Visit www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks for more information.

Clark County is a partner in the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition’s annual drowning prevention campaign. Information is available on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at:

www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org. The following three steps are recommended to prevent drownings: Patrol by designating adults as water watchers; protect by installing barriers like fencing between your home and pools and spas; and prepare by enrolling children in swimming lessons and creating a water safety plan for your family if an emergency happens.  

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.