World’s Largest Swimming Lesson set For June 14

Waynesboro Y serving as local host location
as thousands expected to participate in
record-setting global event

On Tuesday, June 14, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™.

The Waynesboro Family YMCA is an official Host Location for the 2011 WLSL record-setting event, taking place at 11 a.m.

You can register at the Waynesboro Family YMCA to participant at one of the following pool sites:

  • Waynesboro YMCA
  • The Club at Ironwood
  • Grand Caverns
  • Waynesboro Country Club
  • McKee Foods

(When you register, you can choose the site closest to you.)

The inaugural WLSL event established the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted in 2010 when almost 4,000 participants across 34 states, five countries and three continents participated to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning.

Tragically, drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death of children ages 1-14 in the US. In fact, more than one in four fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger. And, research shows if a child doesn’t learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will. The threat of childhood drowning is even greater around the globe.

For more information on this important and fun event, stop by the Front Desk.

The Waynesboro YMCA is your source in water safety.

Want more information?

Stop by the front desk or contact us by email or phone.