OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row, tens of thousands of kids of all ages will join together at pools, waterparks, swim schools, even lake fronts to take time out for a very important lesson. Aquatic facilities of all types will host the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) on Friday, June 24th to spread the word Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to help prevent childhood drowning.
This year's WLSL event will take place over the course of 24 hours allowing individual locations to conduct the lesson anytime they choose on the 24th.
Facilities interested in being a part of the global, life-saving event have until Tuesday, June 14th to register as an official Host Location at www.wlsl.org. Parents and individuals interested in participating can also access a full list of locations and event times on the site.
Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for U.S. children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause for children under 14. Not surprisingly, the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents increases during the summer months and is highest during the month of June.
While research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
Since its inception, more than 155,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons generating more than half a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim.
About The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson was created as a platform to help communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim.
Visit www.wlsl.org to learn more.
Contact: Aleatha Ezra
913-599-0300 x 11
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