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Tempe taking part in World’s Largest Swim Lesson

Post Date:06/16/2017 9:00 AM

Drowning continues to be the leading cause of preventable, injury-related deaths for children ages 1-4 in the U.S. That’s why the City of Tempe is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 22 at Escalante Swimming Pool. Dozens of kids will receive a free swim lesson from qualified instructors. Spots are limited and registration is on a first come-first served basis.

When: Thursday, June 22, 10-11 a.m.

Where: Escalante Swimming Pool, 2150 E. Orange St., Tempe (map)\

Created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, the purpose of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is to rally aquatic facilities, public pools, waterparks, swim schools and more to raise awareness about the importance of swim lessons as the foundation for drowning prevention. Last year more than 40,000 kids and adults participated in the event in 24 countries. Since its inception in 2010, more than 195,000 children and adults have participated in swim lessons on event day.

For more information on Tempe’s swim classes, including registration and lesson schedules, visit www.tempe.gov/swim.