Participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson
June 20, 2017 by
A sad, unfortunate truth is that there are thousands of drowning deaths each year in the U.S.. A fifth of them are children. Of the survivors, some of the outcomes include severe brain damage and/or memory loss.
"More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitalization rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries).1,2 These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state)."
One way to try and prevent this, is to teach our children water safety and more importantly, how to swim. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ organization is helping to provide that opportunity by encouraging aquatic facilities worldwide to get involved in their World Largest Swimming event. This year, it takes place on June 22nd!