2024 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
NORTH PORT, FL — The public is invited to join North Port Parks & Recreation to take part in a free all-ages class as part of the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson!” This event will take place on June 20 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the North Port Aquatic Center (6205 W. Price Blvd). Admission and parking are free.
This is an annual international event created by the World Waterpark Association that encourages children to learn to swim at hundreds of venues around the world on the same day, at the same time to help build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching swimming to prevent drowning. In addition to receiving a free swim lesson, attendees will have the chance to browse water safety resources and apply for swim lesson scholarships that are donated by local community partners, such as the Rotary Club of North Port Central.
“This global educational event will take place at aquatic venues all over the world with the goal of sharing the message that swim lessons save lives,” said Devon Poulos, Aquatics Manager. “We are excited to be hosting such a fun and memorable event that will teach kids and their families in our community how to be safe in, on and around the water.”
For more information about the facility, including general rules and safety guidelines, please visit NorthPortFL.gov/Pool or call 941-429-PARK (7275).