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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2018

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department invites parents and their children to participate in the City’s second annual “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

Thousands of participants from countries all over the world are expected to take part in this seventh annual event in which host cities provide a coordinated swim lesson to stress the importance of learning how to swim. Participants will be part of “Team WLSL,” which in the last 8 years has set Guinness World Records for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, with 36,564 swimmers from 22 countries participating. The team effort has spread the vital message that swimming lessons save lives through more than 150 million media impressions.

The Las Cruces event is open to the first 200 participants. Parents and their children, 4 – 12 years of age, can enjoy a free 30-minute swim lesson followed by a free open swim session.

All pool rules apply. Children must have a parent or guardian present with them at the event. Parents of non-swimmers must get into the pool with their child.

The Parks & Recreation Department is striving to accomplish the vital mission that learning to swim is a crucial life-saving skill for every child. Too many families have experienced the loss of a child to drowning.

For more information, contact the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.