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World Largest Swimming Lesson - Thursday June 21st 4.55pm 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 7:03 PM by Aquatic Info   [ updated May 27, 2019, 6:35 PM by Yoonet Support ]

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

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This 2018 World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place on Thursday, June 21st. This will be the ninth year for the global event and TEAM WLSL™ will continue with its goal of reaching more than one billion with the message Swimming Lesson Save Lives™ by 2019. Local WLSL events will take place at hundreds of locations in more than 20 countries on five continents over the course of 24 hours. TEAM WLSL™ holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson conducted at multiple venues. The official record was set in 2014 with 36,564 participants in 22 countries​. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. What's exciting about the WLSL event is that so many organizations and individual aquatic facilities are coming together to make it happen. The WLSL event helps capture the passion we have for this critical issue as individuals and focuses all that energy on one message for one day. 
  • The results from the 2017 WLSL event were amazing. Last year, 41,068 kids and adults participated in WLSL events in 26 countries generating more than 300 million media impressions. Aquatic facilities, from Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas to swim schools in India, to locations in Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, the UAE and South Korea, all taught the same swimming lesson with one goal in mind — send the message Swimming Lesson Save Lives™.
The Glennie Aquatic Centre is excited to be participating on Thursday the 21st of June. It will be a fun afternoon for all, with the Thursday afternoon Learn to Swim Squad kids staying on for the FREE lesson and many other kids coming along to join in the fun for the afternoon. There will be certificates for the participants and hot dogs will be available after the lesson. Register NOW in the Aquatic Centre Office.