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World's Largest Swimming Lesson™

Join us for a record-breaking event! Let's make history and fill the pool!

On June 18th, Abbey's Hope will be participating in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson and we are going for the World Record for the largest single swimming lesson ever! You can join us and be a part of history!

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a day when all the top water safety and training organizations join forces to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will.

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and many different national, regional and state-wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.

On June 18th, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 10am in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

Last year, we had approximately 500 participants in the pool and came very close to a world-record. This year we hope to have even more and become World Record holders! Check out the pictures from last year's event. 

June 18th, 2015                                                                                                        

Edina Aquatic Center                                                                                         

4300 W. 66th Avenue, Edina, MN 55435                                                                                               

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the lesson beginning exactly at 10 a.m. All participants must be in the pool by 10 a.m.

The swimming lesson is free and is a basic 30-minute lesson that talks about entering and exiting the water safely, breathing in the water, floating and kicking. All skill levels are welcome to participate. However, if your child is under the age of 5 and/or not considered a strong swimmer, an adult must accompany the child in the water.

Have additional questions about the event? Please contact Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you in the pool on the 18th! Let's set the world record!

Be a part of history and the record books!

Click here to pre-register.

Past Events

  • 4th Annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament
  • MN Safety Council & SafeKids Webinar
  • North Minneapolis Safety Event
  • St. Paul Safety Event
  • Minnetonka Safety Event
  • Bowling FOR Swimsuits
  • "Thanks for Giving" Safety Vendors Breakfast

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Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.
  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.
  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips