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World’s Largest Swim Lesson

When:
June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am America/Chicago Timezone
2019-06-20T09:00:00-05:00
2019-06-20T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
Farmington Water Park
2 Black Knight Drive
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jake LaHay
(573)756-0900

Join us at the Farmington Water Park on June 20th at 9 AM to take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson! The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, is a global event supported by aquatic facilities, waterparks, pools, swim schools, YMCA’s, among others. The WLSL event serves as a platform to help the global aquatics industry work together to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. 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 in the United States. Research shows risk of drowning can be reduced by 88% if children participate in formal swimming lessons between the ages of 1-4. Yet, a survey conducted by the American Red Cross in 2014 found that more than half of Americans (54%) either can’t swim or don’t have all of the basic swimming skills.

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