On Thursday, June 23, 2022, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the 13th year in a row to spread the word Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™
A global event, The World's Largest Swim Lesson™, will be taking place over the course of 24 hours at hundreds of aquatic centers, swim schools and waterparks.
Recent studies show that TEAM WLSL™ continues to make a difference. According to the American Red Cross, we’ve seen an increase in children’s water competency and in the overall number of people taking swimming lessons. But there’s more work to be done.
Research released by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2021 shows drowning has become THE leading cause of unintended death for U.S. children ages 1-4 – number one, ahead of car accidents, birth abnormalities and cancer. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death throughout the rest of the world. This issue is truly a matter of life and death for kids and families in every community around the world.
In Tampa, Loretta Ingraham Center and Pool will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2022 event. Other participating Tampa Parks & Rec pools include: Bobby Hicks, Copeland, Cyrus Greene, Cuscaden, Danny Del Rio, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Interbay, Roy Jenkins, Spicola, Sulphur Springs and Williams Pool.
Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org. Additionally, Families are invited to visit the Tampa Parks & Rec Aquatics Facilities page to find the nearest pool by them to find swim lessons:
Register now and be a drowning prevention champion with us here in #ChampaBay.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim to prevent childhood drowning. Since its inception, more than 332,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL