Tragically, childhood drowning remains the second leading cause of unintended death for kids under 14 and more drowning and near-drowning accidents take place in June than any other month.
The WLSL event took place over a 24-hour period at more than 700 waterparks, pools, Ys and swim schools in 44 U.S. states and 29 countries around the globe. A list of official WLSL Host Locations, as well as swim safety tips can be found at: http://bit.ly/1pHQqgo.
“Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4,” said Amanda Beard, Olympic Gold Medalist, mother and WLSL spokesperson. “Yet many kids don’t receive formal swimming or water safety training.”
“Drowning is preventable,” said Lenny Krayzelburg, Olympian and WLSL spokesperson. “And, ensuring every child learns to swim is a powerful step toward prevention. We want families to know the proper precautions to take in and around the water.”
About The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 as a platform to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Each year, WLSL events provide more than 20,000 hours of water safety training in a single day. Since its inception, more than 236,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons. WLSL.org
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