The Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council has approved a grant, the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services to provide free swimming lessons to children 4 years old and under. This grant has been provided in the hopes of reducing the number of toddler drowning accidents in Southern Nevada.

Since the inception of this program the statistics of drowning’s have dropped drastically over the years. We must take an active part in ensuring the safety and well being of all children around all bodies of water.

The Department will be offering free swimming lessons for the first 50 toddlers 4 and under who sign up. The classes will be a combination of Level 1, 2 and/or a “mommy and me” type class. These free classes will be a 30 minute class for each of the five days.

Parents will be required to stay within the swimming area for assistance of their child if needed and parents of the mommy and me class will be required to be in the pool during the lessons with their child.

On behalf of the City of Mesquite and the Community we would like to thank the SNICC for their Grant to our Swimming Programs and to help us offer Free Swimming Lessons for the youth, stated Montoya; Director of the Dept.

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: HYPERLINK “” or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

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