Free lesson for the first 50 people on Friday, June 24.
As in previous years, the city’s Flash Flood Water Park will join aquatic facilities around the world to try and set a new record for world’s largest swim lesson.
This year’s attempt will take place at 9 a.m. next Friday, June 24. It also aims to send the message that learning to swim saves lives.
Flash Flood will offer a free swim lesson to the first 50 participants, who will have free access to the water park once the 9 a.m. lesson is complete. A formal lesson recap and participation recognition ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. All participants must be available for the 10 a.m. ceremony to count toward the world record.
Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 15 counties across five continents. The 2014 event generated more than 29 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.
Drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1 to 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning in children, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
Learn more about this great, worldwide event at wlsl.org and join us at Flash Flood to help break this record and improve your swimming skills!