Come out on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 and join tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world to unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming LessonTM (WLSL), will take place at 11 am at Optimist Pool. The Largest Simultaneous Swim Lesson sends the message that swimming lessons save lives to millions around the globe.
Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents! The 2012 WLSL event generated more than 29 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.
Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
Optimist Pool will serve as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2013 event. Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting http://www.WLSL.org.
- Optimist Pool
- 5909 Whittier Drive
- Raleigh, NC 27609