OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World Waterpark Association announces its global event to help children learn how to be safer in and around water.
WHO: Hundreds of instructors and tens of thousands of children at water parks, aquatics centers and swimming schools work together to teach and learn essential water safety skills to help prevent drowning in children.
WHAT: The largest swimming course in the world™ (@TheWLSL) turns 12e year of awareness of the critical importance of teaching children AND parents to Be aware of the water to avoid drowning. Launched in 2010, the 24-hour event coordinates the efforts of dozens of water safety organizations and hundreds of water facilities around the world to spread the message. Swimming lessons save lives™ in local communities.
OR: Registered WLSL hospitality sites include water parks, aquatic centers, swimming schools and other aquatic facilities in 35 US states and 12 countries around the world, including: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK and United States. Additionally, WLSL Facebook Live (@WorldsLargestSwimmingLesson) sessions and online discussions will provide resources and learning opportunities throughout the day for anyone unable to attend an in-person lesson in their community. A complete list of locations, addresses and contact details is available at: https://bit.ly/2T7VOU8.
WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 2021. Event times vary by location.
WHY: Drowning is quick, quiet and preventable. Childhood drowning remains the second leading cause of accidental death in children under 14. There are more drownings and near-drownings in June than any other month of the year. The WLSL program aims to raise awareness of water-related risks, the critical importance of teaching young children water safety and swimming skills, and the critical need for guardian vigilance at all times when monitoring water. children in and around water. Research shows that participating in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% in children aged 1 to 4. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted swimming lessons around the world last summer and hundreds of millions of children were unable to learn life-saving water skills.
INTERVIEWS / VISUALS: Swimming instructors, aquatic specialists, children and parents learning swimming techniques at all locations. Roll B / photos available.
Call: 913-599-0300 ext 203
SOURCE World Association of Water Parks