Thursday, June 16, 2011

World's Largest Swim Lesson

On June 14, 2011 the American Red Cross Utah Region helped to set a new world record for The World's Largest Swim Lesson! 

Clearfield Aquatic Center, along with aquatic centers all over Utah and the United States participated in the event. The same 45 minute swim lesson was taught to everyone. The Clearfield location had 85 people participate, including 71 children and 14 instructors. Representatives from the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter were on hand to serve as witnesses.  

Donna Russsel, aquatic supervisor at the Clearfield indoor pool, said the event has a serious purpose. “Swimming lessons save lives. And the best way to teach water safety is in the water,” she said.

Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for kids 1 to 14 years.  

Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  But it’s important to know how to be safe while you’re in the water.  The American Red Cross offers important safety tips you should be aware of before you head out to the pool or beach:

Here are a few important safety tips, you can click HERE to view all of our swimming safety tips. 

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
  • Maintain constant supervision.

Here are pictures from the World's Largest Swim Lesson.. 

You can visit The World's Largest Swimming Lesson official website by clicking HERE

1 comment:

zaliah said...

It seems that it must be an enjoyable thing to learn on how to swim on this place. It will not be a boring class because you can meet different people there who do want to learn on how to swim as well. For sure after the class, you do already have more friends.
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