(DES MOINES) The Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center in Harlan will be part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14th.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Safe Kids Greater Des Moines, Altoona Aquatic Park, Algona Family YMCA, and the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center in Harlan are joining top water safety and training organizations around the U.S. and world for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL).
On June 14th, water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host WLSL lessons simultaneously at 10 a.m. CT in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The event is designed to build awareness about the importance of teaching young children to swim to help prevent drowning.
The event will feature a 30 minute swimming lesson, occurring simultaneously at pre-registered locations around the world. In 2011, the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson ever occurred on June 14, when more than 20,000 people representing 45 states and 14 countries on five continents participated. This year, there are more than 500 official WLSL host locations around the world, representing 24 countries on five continents and 46 states in the U.S.
For more information on WLSL, visit www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org.