The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), Friday, June 20, 2014, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 20th, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 11am Eastern Standard Time (3pm GMT) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.
All WLSL lessons being conducted as part of the world record attempt will take place simultaneously at 11am EST (3pm GMT). Local WLSL Host Locations will manage the schedule for individual participant registration and sign-in at their facility. Check back for updates and information as we get closer to the big day.