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The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a promotional event designed to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is one of the top five causes of death in people ages 1 to 14, but it is preventable. Swimming lessons are a vital life-saving skill that can help prevent drownings.

What is it?

  • World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is an event that occurs every year in approximately 600 locations on June 20th to teach the same 30-minute swimming lesson. The curriculum is an easy, beginner lesson that allows everyone to participate.

Where is it?

  • All across the world. Last year, WLSL events took place in more than 20 countries on five continents over the course of 24 hours.

When is it?

  • June 20th, 2019; this is the official start of summer in North American and that is when many head out to enjoy being around water.

How many people participated last year?

  • Last year 41,814 kids and adults participated in WLSL events across the global and WLSL wants to beat that record this year!

This year will be World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’s 10-year anniversary of sharing the message “Swimming Lessons Save Lives.”

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This post was prepared by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Amina Omar

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