PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s recreation and culture department’s aquatics division is joining forces with the nation’s top water safety and training organizations to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) on Friday, June 24.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at Drytown Water Park, located at 3850 East Avenue S in Palmdale.
The swimming lesson is free and open to ages 1 through 16. Participants will receive a free admission ticket to DryTown Water Park good anytime during the 2016 season.
Participants should arrive to the location at 8:30 a.m., as the maximum capacity is 200 people. The lesson starts promptly at 9 a.m. and all participants must be ready to begin on time. Children under the age 4 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.
Since its inception, more than 155,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons, generating more than half a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim.
“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,” said Recreation Coordinator Jacki Nuss. “The WLSL was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and statewide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.”
For more information, about the WLSL, visit www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org. For more information about the WLSL event in Palmdale, contact the parks and recreation office at 661-267-6161 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]