Did you ever wish to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records, but not feel hungry enough to eat a gazillion hot dogs, and not patient enough to grow curly-cue fingernails? There’s a much simpler and more realistic way to be a part of silly history.
The Westfield Area Y invites everyone, ages three and up, to be part of the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.” The event will take place at various locations throughout the globe on Tuesday, June 18th, and locally at the Main YMCA Facility, 220 Clark Street, in Westfield. Swimming will take place from 11:00 -11:30 AM, and it is absolutely FREE to everyone . . . . both members and non-members . . . . and is open to and appropriate for all swim levels. Unfortunately, drowning remains the second leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1 – 14, and is actually the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 – 5. . The hope is that this fun event will help spread awareness about the importance of drowning prevention and water safety. Participants will have a chance to be a part of record setting, while simultaneously learning simple techniques to prevent drowning. In-person or phone registration ( 908-233-2700) is required by June 15th for those who wish to participate. All participants will also be entered into a drawing to win a session of FREE youth swim lessons. Check out the website at http://www.wlsl.org/ to view a great video of last year’s similar event.
You can learn to be a safer swimmer, and brag to everyone about how cool you are when you help make history by breaking a record! What better way is there to start of a summer of swim fun?