TEAM WLSL™ SET TO MAKE A GLOBAL IMPRESSION ON JUNE 20
Be part of the fun on Thursday, June 20, as tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world unite for the tenth year in a row to send the message that swimming lessons save lives. The global event for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), will take place at 1 p.m. at Loma Verde Aquatic Center, located at 1420 Loma Lane, in Chula Vista. Participants must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event’s start time to submit a release form. This is a free swimming lesson open to those six months old and over. Children ages six months to three years old must be accompanied by an adult for the lesson, and all children under age four must wear a swim diaper. The swimming lesson, which lasts 30 minutes, will be followed by 90 minutes of free recreation swim. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult in the pool for the recreation swim.
Since its inception, more than 278,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL generating more than a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. The 2018 WLSL event included 41,814 participants from 27 countries!
Tragically, in the United States, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages one to four, 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 percent among children ages one to four, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
To participate in the free World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20 in Chula Vista, please register online beginning June 12, at https://tinyurl.com/ChulaVistaWLSL2019. For more information, go to http://watersafety.chulavistaca.gov, or www.WLSL.org.