If you follow Hot Tub Covers Canada or Sun Covers Canada on Facebook or Twitter, you likely saw mention of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. This one day event was designed to raise awareness regarding water safety and the important of teaching children to swim. No matter how many agencies relay the dangers of water, the World Health Organization reports “Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury related deaths.”
Swimming is not only a heart-healthy recreational activity, but it helps develop a life-saving skill imperative to the reduction of deaths by drowning. Research has shown children unable to swim by the third grade are unlikely to ever pick up the skill. To generate interest in developing the next generation of water-loving kiddos, and serving as a reminder “you are never too old to learn how to swim”, the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson gives newcomers of all ages a positive atmosphere and warm welcome.
On June 20th, 2014, pools and waterparks around the world will host the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson simultaneously at 11:00am Eastern (3:00pm GMT) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest simultaneous swimming lesson”. Numerous aquatic facilities across Canada are host locations, and the staff at each venue are eager to welcome participants.
The team at Hot Tub Covers Canada and Sun Covers Canada urges pools across the country to open their doors for this event. Details on how to register your facility for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson can be found here: Hosting WLSL At Your Facility
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