WHAT: The WLSL (#WLSL @TheWLSL) celebrates its 8and year of raising awareness of the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent childhood drowning. Launched in 2010, the annual event coordinates the efforts of hundreds of aquatic facilities on five continents to spread the message Swimming lessons saveRead More →

Even after passing all the important Yale entrance requirements — SATs, interviews, essays, and high school transcripts — one last test awaited me: swimming. Yale men not only had to be academically competent and physically upright; they also had to know how to swim along the pool at the PayneRead More →

It came full circle on Friday for Aubrey Ditto, a 17-year-old swimming instructor. Ten years ago, Meredith Young taught him to swim. Now Aubrey has joined her teacher to share the same lessons at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center with other kids. On Friday afternoon, 25 childrenRead More →

SOUTH BELOIT – More than 40,000 people registered on Friday for this year’s biggest swimming lesson in the world, an international simultaneous swimming lesson to raise awareness of water safety. The organization’s website and a map tweeted by the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Twitter account listed participating facilities in NorthRead More →