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News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – June 18, 2019 – The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation invites citizens to join children and adults around the world for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) Thursday, June 20. The WLSL is a global event to raise awareness that swimming lessons can help prevent drowning and save lives.

Participants can join a free 30-minute safety and drowning prevention lesson at each of the county’s public swimming pools:

  •  Cove Point Park Pool – 750 Cove Point Road, Lusby, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • King’s Landing Pool – 3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center – 130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick, 7-7:30 p.m.

All ages and swim experience levels are welcome.

Tragically, in the U.S. 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.

Citizens may register in advance through the Parks & Recreation section of the Calvert County website using activity number 925400 or call the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center at 410-414-8350. Onsite registration will also be available.

Check-in and registration begin 30 minutes prior to the lesson times. The WLSL event will begin promptly and all participants must be registered and ready to begin before the official start time in order to be included in the global WLSL participation count.

Registered participants aged 17 and under at the Cove Point Park Pool and King’s Landing Pool will receive free general pool admission for the remainder of the day. Registered participants of all ages at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center may stay and swim at no cost after the lesson.

In case of inclement weather, all activities will be moved to the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center and only the 7 p.m. lesson will take place.

For more information about WLSL visit www.WLSL.org.   

For updates on Parks & Recreation services, park availability, field closures and more, visit Parks & Recreation at www.Facebook.com/CalvertCountyParks.

Information on Calvert County Government services can be found online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov.

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David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...