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 current record for a single venue swimming lesson sits at 611 participants and we going for a new record!
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 11am EST in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation is partnering with Aquajets, City of Edina, Edina Gators, Martha Burns Swim School, Saint Michael Sea Devils and the Southdale YMCA to participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson.
June 18th, 2013
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
All participants must pre-register for the event in order to streamline the registration process.
See you in the pool on the 18th! Let's set the world record!
Be a part of history and the record books!