Community Life

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ at JCC on Friday, June 20 at 11 AM

cc1672696120ddb3c64c_World_s_Largest_Swimming_Lesson.jpg
cc1672696120ddb3c64c_World_s_Largest_Swimming_Lesson.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Friday, June 20th, from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m., the JCC of Central New Jersey will take part in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), which has a goal of building awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim and preventing drowning.  Hundreds of aquatic facilities from more than 20 countries will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) to break the Guinness World Record. 

“This is our second time participating in WLSL, and we had a great time,” said Kim Koza, Aquatics Director. “Last year, we decided to participate because it was a new opportunity and to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records.”

Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14.  The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and statewide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level. 

The JCC expects 60 people to sign-up.  The age limit is 6 months and older. To reserve a spot for your swimmer, please email Kim Koza at kkoza@jccnj.org

  • Date: June 20, 2014
  • Time: 11:00 -- 11:30 am
  • Location:  JCC of Central NJ (1391 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains)

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Hypertension Clinic Scheduled for May 8 at the Scotch Plains Public Library

April 26, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The township nurse will be available at the Scotch Plains Public Library for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. No registration is required.

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.