World’s Largest Swim Lesson – June 18

Summer and pools go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other, however drowning is one of the top causes of death (in some age groups the top) for children under 14. You can never be too safe around water when it comes to children!

The World’s Largest Swim Lesson was put together by a coalition of water safety organizations to raise awareness and to provide a national spotlight on the importance of swim lessons.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

The World’s Largest Swim Lesson event will include a 30-minute swim lesson, for free, for everyone. Every location participating will do the same lesson starting at 10:00 a.m., think about that hundred of kids doing the same thing at once! The lesson, developed by water safety experts, is a beginners lesson so that no matter the skill level everyone can participate!

In the last five years, TEAM WLSL has set five Guinness World Records (GWR) for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, with 36,564 swimmers from 22 countries participating in 2014.

Worlds largest swimming lesson
Photo Credit: WLSL on Facebook

This year’s World’s Largest Swim Lesson will take place on June 18 at 10:00 a.m. (arrival will need to be earlier) at the following locations:

  • Gurnee Park District, FitNation indoor pool (1655 Nations Drive). Pre-register at 847-623-7788.
  • Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center (1461 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein).  Call (847) 566-8661 for more information.
  • Key Lime Cove Waterpark Resort (1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee). Registration will start at 8 am and ends at 9:30 am.  Capacity is limited. Participants are welcome to stay after the 30-minute swim lesson and enjoy the waterpark until 1 pm. Call 224-656-8054 for more information. Editors Note- Closed as of 2017.


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