Want to be a World Record Holder?
Join the WLSL team! Check out the list of official Host Locations for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ to find out where to participate in your community. Don't see a location close by?
Learn to Swim!
Learning to swim is the foundation for staying safe in, on and around the water. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. Sign your kids up for lessons today and if you don't know how to swim, sign yourself up too! There are many organizations and facilities that offer swimming instruction. The following list of national organizations and local aquatic facilities can provide you with the information you need to get started.
American Red Cross
Jeff Ellis and Associates
International Swim Instructors Association
Starfish Aquatic Institute
United States Swim School Association
Stay Up To Date With The WLSL Newsletter
There are so many ways to jump in! Participate in a lesson or volunteer to help out with a WLSL event at your local pool. Volunteer to be an instructor and help teach a WLSL lesson. Work with your local facility to spread the word by volunteering to distribute posters, make phone calls or send emails to build participation. Check back often for updates to see if your local waterpark or pool has registered and to find ideas and resources to get involved with the WLSL Team. Don't see your community pool or waterpark on the list of registered Host Locations? Give your local facility a call or send an email letting them know you'd like to participate in the WLSL world record attempt.
Connect for the Cause
The more we share information and ideas the bigger and better the WLSL event will be. Become a WLSL fan on Facebook and send us updates on what's happening in your community. Watch for WLSL posts on new developments, photo uploads and some splashy content.
Learn More About Water Safety
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-14. It can and should be prevented. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. Teaching children to swim is a vital skill for drowning prevention along with other key water safety measures that everyone can take to stay safe in and around the water.
Check out the WLSL water safety tips and always Be Water Aware!
Other Water Safety Links: Learn more about staying safe in the sun and around the water by clicking on these links.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Cancer Society - Sun Safety
American Red Cross
Center For Disease Control - General Swimming Safety
Every Child A Swimmer
Kids Health in Spanish
Kids Health - Sun Safety
Kids Health - Water Safety
National Water Safety Month