Children participating in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s regularly scheduled swimming lessons at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 may make a little history. They will be part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event designed to reinforce the message of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning.
On that day water parks, pools and aquatic facilities around the world will host swimming lessons simultaneously, including nine City of Henderson pools. Last year’s event succeeded in setting a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson with 19,332 participants around the world. Participants will attempt to break the record this year.
“Swimming is not only an important life skill, but also a life-saving skill for children,” said Adam Blackmore, Aquatics manager, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury –related death in children, but it can be prevented. The City of Henderson’s comprehensive Learn-to-Swim program not only teaches children how to swim, but also introduces and reinforces other essential water safety techniques that can keep them safe in and around the water.”
The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of swimming lessons for people of all ages and abilities. Lessons are available for children ages 6 months and up, and private lessons are also offered. For additional information, call 702-267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks .