Splash Kingdom participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 06/19 2014 09:51AM

Updated 06/19 2014 09:56AM

If your child doesn't know how to swim they can learn by participating in the largest swim lesson at Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Shreveport.

The purpose of the event is to send the message to millions around the globe that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.

Splash Kingdom will be one of the official sites for the WLSL 2014 event which takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20 in the waterpark's wave pool.
The Swim School is providing instructors for the swimming lesson.  Participants will start checking in at 9 a.m. outside the gates. 

Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record™.

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5, 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% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

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