It’s time to register as a host location for the 2015 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). This year, all host locations will run their lesson at 10am local time and the lesson will travel round the world over the course of 24 hours.
Last year, Team WLSL set its fifth Guinness World Record with 36, 564 participants from 22 countries. Since its launch in 2010, over 120, 000 people have taken part in WLSL lessons generating more than 150 million media impressions.
The international team, consisting mainly of children, uses the global swim lesson to spread the vital message that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. Tragically, drowning remains the most common cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-5, and the second most common cause for children under 14. Research proves that having formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many children do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was founded by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 as a platform to help aquatic facilities and water safety organisations work together to communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim.