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Summit Edition of 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson' Set for June 21


SUMMIT, NJ - Children and adults across the globe will gather June 21 for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), a global public relations event created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 and which enables the global aquatics industry to work together, building awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching child swimmers water safety skills.

Supported by aquatic facilities, waterparks, pools, swim schools, YMCA's, among others. The WLSL will take place locally at Summit's very own Family Aquatic Center -- an official host location -- beginning at 3 p.m.

Since its inception, more than 155,000 children and adults have participated in the WISL, with research indicating that participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 – 4. Despite this data, many do not receive formal swimming or water safety training, and drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1 – 4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14.

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On June 21, both SFAC members and non-members are welcome, with pre-registration not required and walk-ins accepted. Participants will be required to sign-in on the day of event.

Event registration will begin at 2:45 p.m. and the lesson starting at 3:30. The 'beginner' lesson will welcome children ages 4-up.

The lesson plan is as follows:

  • Event guidelines, lesson objectives, and instructors.
  • Safety - General overview of water safety awareness messages and key skills.
  • Entry - Overview of safe entry into water and review of entry hazards.
  • Breathing and Submerging - Learn to comfortably submerge face and hold breath underwater.
  • Floating - Front / back floating skills.
  • Strokes - Basic locomotion and stroke component skills.
  • The Lesson will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

Neither the SFAC nor the facility's leisure pool will be open during the event. The Summit Family Aquatic Center is located at 100 Ashwood Avenue.

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