World’s Largest Swimming Lesson to be held in Shreveport this year

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On Thursday, June 18, 2015, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.™ The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at 10 a.m.

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries! The 2014 WLSL event generated more than 50 million + media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.

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.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark located at 7670 West 70th Street in Shreveport will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2015 event.  Ages 3 and up are eligible to participate.  Check-in begins at 9am.  Free lesson is from 10am-1030am.  Participant and guardian can stay after for $10 plus tax each.

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