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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL)

Dates

20th Jun 2019

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The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, is a global public relations 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…

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Description

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, is a global public relations 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 U.S. children ages 1-14. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for people ages 1-14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors around the globe. Research shows risk of drowning can be reduced by 88 percent if children participate in formal swimming lessons between the ages of 1-4.

This 10th Anniversary World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place on Thursday, June 20th. In 2019, TEAM WLSL™ will celebrate its 10th year of sharing the message Swimming Lesson Save Lives™ with millions of kids and adults. Local WLSL events will take place at hundreds of locations in more than 20 countries on five continents over the course of 24 hours.

The WLSL event is truly global with 48 countries having participated since the event began in 2010. Participating countries include: Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

Location

8826 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS, USA

Organiser profile

World Waterpark Association (WWA)

Established in 1982 the World Waterpark Association is a not-for-profit member based trade association serving water parks, aquatic venues and water park professionals.

The WWA provides its 1200 members with education, networking and trade conferences.

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