Team WLSL™ Gears Up to Make A Global Impression on June 22, 2017

The World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ in 24 Hours Sends the Message Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to millions around the globe.

Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Serving as an Official Host Location

Volusia County, FL 5/23/2017 – On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the eighth year in a row to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™

A global event, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries with the goal of generating 1 billion media impressions by 2019.

Since its inception, more than 195,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons generating more than half a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. The 2016 WLSL event included 40,298 participants from 24 countries.

Tragically, in the U.S. drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-4, 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.

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2017 event.
For more information or to take part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ contact your local family YMCA or Ginni Hiers at 386.760.9622 or ghiers@vfymca.org or stop by the Membership Desk at your local YMCA Family Center.

Dates and times at the following Volusia Flagler Family YMCA  Family Centers:

DELAND FAMILY YMCA……………………………………………………………………..11:30 am
ORMOND BEACH FAMILY YMCA…………………………………………………………….1:30 pm
PORT ORANGE FAMILY YMCA……………………………………………………………….1:30 pm
SOUTHEAST VOLUSIA FAMILY YMCA…………………………………………………….12:00 pm

Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org or vfymca.org

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