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The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), Thursday, June 3, 2010, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 3rd, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 10am ET (2pm GMT) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

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. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.


Saturday, March 27th
Online Registration opens for Host Facilities
Monday, April 19th
First list of Host Locations available online
Thursday, May 20th
Last day to register as WLSL Host Facility
Monday, May 31st
Memorial Day
Thursday, June 3rd
World's Largest Swimming Lesson Day!

All WLSL lessons being conducted as part of the world record attempt will take place simultaneously at 10am EST (2pm GMT). Local WLSL Host Locations will manage the schedule for individual participant registration and sign-in at their facility. Check back for updates and information as we get closer to the big day.

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