GAC to participate in ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ on June 23

The Greensboro Aquatic Center will be one of hundreds of locations across the globe to participate in the ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ on June 23 beginning at 10 a.m.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. The program is supported by leading aquatics and safety organizations and takes place at all types of aquatic facilities from huge waterparks to small community pools and swim schools.

On Thursday, the Greensboro Aquatic Center will partner with a City of Greensboro summer camp program at the Lewis Recreation Center to bring 50 children to the GAC for a ‘safety around water’ themed lesson.

WLSL serves as a platform to help communities build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the number one cause of death for U.S. children ages 1-4, and second leading cause for children 5-14.