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Three Cincinnati-area locations to take part in the world’s largest swimming lesson

Three different swimming spots in the Cincinnati area are participating in the world’s largest swimming lesson.

The World’s Biggest Swimming Lesson is a global event taking place on June 23 where millions of people can learn to swim. The event was started by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 and focused on drowning prevention.

According to the organization’s website, the goal of the event is to share the message that learning to swim saves lives. It is supported by water safety training organizations around the world, including the American Red Cross and the National Recreation and Park Association.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 4, other than birth defects, is drowning.

The CDC also says that not knowing how to swim is one of the main factors that lead to drownings and that formal swimming lessons reduce this risk.

Cincinnati locations that host the world’s largest swimming lesson include Soak City at Kings Island, Sunlite Water Adventure at Coney Island, and Silverlake “The Family Place” at Erlanger.

Find more information about the world’s greatest swimming lesson at wlsl.org.

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