The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, organised by the WWA, will take place on Thursday 18 June 2020. Registration is now open for those wishing to take part.
The WWA urges all aquatic facilities to take advantage of this global event to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim. Over the course of 24 hours, aquatic centres around the world will use the WLSL to provide life-saving water safety skills to children and parents. Taking part is very easy. Individual locations only need to hold a 30-minute lesson at any time of the day on the 18 June to participate.
The event is the perfect opportunity to teach children how to swim and showcase the importance of adult supervision to help prevent drowning. A 2016 Safe Kids Worldwide report showed that parents often don’t understand how important supervision is to help prevent drowning.
According to the World Health Organisation, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death. It accounts for 7% of all injury-related deaths worldwide. The WWA launched the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson to build awareness of how vital children’s swimming lessons are to help prevent drowning.
Since its launch in 2010, more than two billion people in the United States have seen the WLSL’s message, Swimming Lessons Save Lives.
Since its creation, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson events have provided more than 159,000 working hours of water safety training, which is more than 20,000 hours each year. More than 319,000 children and adults in 48 countries have taken part in a World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event.
Any location wishing to join this important day can register here. Every location that takes part in the event helps to promote a vital lesson and helps to prevent childhood drowning.