posted on Jun 06, 2022
Don’t Miss the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson and Small Fish Big Fish Swim School 10th Anniversary on June 23rd!!!
The Small Fish Big Fish team are excited and proud to announce that we will be one of the participating locations for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ again this year! This annual global event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning — a cause we are VERY passionate about what we do here at SFBF! Our start time for this year’s event will be at 11 a.m. (please be here at 10:45 am to register) The event is FREE and we will have a ton of fun things for the whole family to enjoy, including glitter tattoos, a firetruck, CPR demos and a press conference as well as many other organizations helping out.
The coolest part is that other swim schools, waterparks, and aquatic facilities around the world will be participating in this event to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives! Last year, over 900 locations completed The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ and broke the world record! This year, we want to make an even bigger splash so we need your support!
I encourage all of you to come join us for a day of fun and also gain understanding on the importance of swimming lessons because they really do save lives. I hold the health and safety of your children above anything else and we feel this lesson will show how significant water safety is across the globe. To have the opportunity to participate in something so valuable is what makes us glad to be apart of the Small Fish Big Fish team. We’re all in this together!
TEAM WLSL™ holds five Guinness World Records™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson conducted at multiple venues including the current official record which was set in 2014 with 36,564 participants in 22 countries.
The WLSL event is truly global with 49 countries on 6 continents having participated since the event launched in 2010. Participating countries include: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.
More than 50 life-saving and safety organizations around the globe have thrown their support behind TEAM WLSL™, helping to share our message and encourage participation in this annual drowning prevention event
TEAM WLSL™ instructors, lifeguards and volunteers have provided more than 160,000 working hours of water safety training.
In 2021, TEAM WLSL™ continued its global effort to share the message Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ by supporting host locations conducting in-person World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ events when possible, hosting virtual lessons and water safety training sessions where in-person lessons were prohibited. TEAM WLSL™ also helped share important swimming and water safety messages produced by our host locations on social media. We're so proud of the efforts of all who joined us for our 12th event to prevent the loss of life through drowning during such a challenging year and can't wait for the WLSL Day 2022.
For more information on The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, visit https://www.wlsl.org/?fbclid=IwAR0RxNdMThVlmVHiou7Koui7YyFZAOkUuZSjDTEix3PCli9Bs7i6ExcJQYk
Looking forward to seeing you and all of your little fish on June 23rd!!!
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