Aquatic Center Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

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  • Walkup Aquatic Center is serving as an Official Host Location

Largest Swim Lesson in 24 Hours Sends the Message: Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to millions around the globe.

Thursday, June 18, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record™.

The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), is 10 a.m. wherever you are. Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries!

The Walkup Aquatic Center will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2015 event. The event is free, but participants must arrive at the facility by 9:30 a.m. to register. Following the 30-minute free swim lesson, participants are invited to stay and play. The inflatable island will be up and the diving boards will be open. Please join us for a fun, free, and safe event. Advanced registration at the Walkup Aquatic Center’s front desk is recommended.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.