Global 24-hour event sends the message: Swimming Lessons Save Lives to millions around the globe.
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will celebrate that swimming lessons save lives as part of a global event, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
Tragically, in the United States drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
The team at the Fargo Park District is proud to make a difference by providing swimming lessons to more than 900 participants each year. The Fargo Park District believes that focusing on water safety is a key component to serving our community to make lives better. That’s why the Fargo Park District is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Event.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson takes place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries. Since its inception, more than 278,000 children and adults have participated and discussed the vital importance of learning to swim.
Fargo South High Indoor Pool (1840 15th Avenue S) and Fargo North High Indoor Pool (801 17th Ave N) will serve as official Host Location Facilities for the 2021 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Participants have previously registered to take part in this event.
Registration for the next session of Fargo Park District swimming lessons closes on Saturday, July 3. Register for swimming lessons at FargoParks.com.
For more information, call the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit FargoParks.com.
Media Interview Opportunity: Dave Klundt, Events and Aquatics Manager is available for interviews on Thursday, June 17 from 10:00 -11:00 am at Fargo North High Indoor Pool 801 17th Ave N.
Youth are participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson during this time and available for filming/photo needs.