With locations from Anchorage, Alaska to Abu-Dhabi, it will take a number of weeks to tally final numbers. Please submit your GWR log-sheets and other materials as soon as possible so that we can finalize our count.
The nation’s top water safety and training organizations created The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), Tuesday, June 18, 2013, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 18th, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe hosted local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 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.
Learn more about The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event at their official website.