Red Deer participating in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

RED DEER – A free swimming lesson for kids aged six to 17 years-old is set for June 20 at the Recreation Centre Outdoor Pool as part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

This event, founded in 2010, aims to build awareness and generate local and national attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. The World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for people aged one to 14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors around the world.

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This will be Red Deer’s first time hosting the event.  Red Deerians aged six to 17-years-old can participate at the Recreation Centre Outdoor Pool from 4 – 4:30 p.m. for a free swimming lesson and stay for the rest of public swimming until 8 p.m. Children under eight years of age must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson photo

Pre-registration for the free swimming lesson is required. Visit Look ‘n Book or call 403-309-8411 to register.

For information on swimming lessons in Red Deer visit www.reddeer.ca/recreation.

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For more information on The 2019 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, visit www.wlsl.org.  

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