Nevada's desert climate means that it gets really hot in the summer -- which locals know all too well. Whether you live in Nevada or happen to be passing through on a road trip or a visit, here are the seven best public swimming pools throughout the state. Visit one (or all) of them while you're there to cool off from the summer heat.

Swim In These 7 Great Nevada Public Pools This Summer

1. Fernley Swimming Pool

The Fernley Swimming Pool serves the surrounding town by offering American Red Cross courses for the community and for professionals. Weekly Aqua-fit classes help make water aerobics classes available to everybody, and pool rentals will help you plan the perfect party. The outdoor splash park is a perfect summer attraction for families!

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2. Carson Valley Swim Center

The Carson Valley Swim Center is a fully-loaded aquatic facility with everything from therapy pools to rock walls. Water slides, open to all ages, are a wonderful attraction for children and adults alike. Carson Valley Swim Center’s location east of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is both scenic and practical in case you want to explore the mountains or nearby Lake Tahoe. In the warmer months, take in the view from the outdoor picnic tables and play area. Amenities include a fitness center, scuba diving lessons, and swim lessons.

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3. Northwest Pool

Two pools, an indoor lap pool and a shallow pool for learning to swim, make up the Northwest Pool facility. The bright, window-covered building brings in natural light for an enjoyable swimming experience no matter the season. Swim lessons are available for children as young as 6 months. Patrons can also take lifeguarding classes by certified American Red Cross trainers.

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4. Alf Sorensen Community Center & Pool

This facility has served residents of Sparks for over 25 years. Visitors will be pleased to find a heated indoor pool, a pool for kids, a fitness center, and even meeting rooms. Two diving boards, a meter high each, are available for use. The pool is supervised by life guards, making it a safe and family-friendly destination. There are designated hours for lap swimming, making the Alf Sorensen Pool a great place to work out!

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5. Carson Aquatic Facility

The strength of the Carson Aquatic Facility lies in its diverse collection of amenities. An indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool is perfect for lap swimming, and varies in long-course and short-course lane setups throughout the week. The parent and tot pool allows children under six years old to enjoy the water with adult supervision, while the therapy pool is designed for adults with physical limitations. A hydraulic lift, gently-sloped ramp, warmer temperature, and shallow steps make it accessible for everybody! An onsite weight room allows visitors to enjoy a comprehensive workout. If the weather permits, an outdoor pool is also available during the summer months.

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6. Desert Breeze Aquatic Center

The Desert Breeze Aquatic Center is an exciting public pool system complete with two water slides and play structures for kids. The indoor pool is great for lap swimming, with the lanes always set in the 25-yard configuration. The outdoor water park, open in the summer, is a fun attraction for the younger members of your party. Beat the Las Vegas heat at this family-friendly destination!

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7. Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool

Whitney Ranch Activity Pool is adjacent to the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, making it easy to enjoy the public space provided by the city of Henderson. 25-yard competition lanes are designated for lap swimmers, while slides and other play structures create an exciting environment for kids. Swimming lessons are also available here, and certified American Red Cross instructors teach kids as young as six months old how to swim.

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This article was written by Marissa Fackler.