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  • World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Event set for June 22, 2017

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Event set for June 22, 2017

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Event set for June 22, 2017

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) June 22, 2017, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 22nd, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives. You pick your event start time anytime on June 22, 2017.

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. 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.

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance supports Team WLSL™ in our mission and encourages members and aquatic facilities to join the effort by registering as an official WLSL Host Location or volunteering for the 2017 event.  More information and registration is available at www.wlsl.org.

 

About The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created as a platform to help aquatic facilities and the many different regional, national and international water safety organizations work together to communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Visit www.wlsl.org to learn more.

National Water Safety Awareness Month Participation Webinar

Join USA Swimming for a free a webinar outlining ideas on how your program can participate in National Water Safety Awareness Month! We will go into detail on how you can participate in the events below to promote swimming and water safety to your communities!

May 5th – Otter Spotter Day 
May 15th – International Water Safety Day
May 31st – Community Water Safety Events (in conjunction with the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66)

 

For a more detailed view of the above events and some activation ideas on how your program can get involved click here PDF document .