Join us Thursday, June 20th, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Murphy Health and Fitness Center for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an.international event taking place at pools and waterparks around the globe to focus attention on the vital importance of teaching kids to swim.
MHF is an official host for the 10th anniversary of WLSL, a global community of kids and adults helping to spread the word that formal swimming lessons save lives.
Tragically, drowning is the leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-4 in the U.S., and the third leading cause of unintentional injury death throughout the rest of the world. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created to help spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives, just in time for the first day of summer.
Since its inception in 2010, the WLSL event has welcomed more than 278,000 people to a live event, provided close to 140,000 hours of training time to learning to swim and spread the Swimming Lessons Save Lives message to more than a BILLION kids and adults through media outlets.
According to Elise Wright, MHF operations manager, there will be 10-15 certified, volunteer swim instructors on site at the fitness center pool to help anyone who would like to learn how to swim. People of all ages are invited to attend this free event.
The WLSL event brings together tens of thousands of individuals from hundreds of communities around the globe that are committed to saving lives by teaching kids how to be safe in and around the water. People from California to Florida and South Korea to Dubai, will all be coming together on the same day to tell the world how vital it is that every child learns how to swim.
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