Calvert Parks Hosts Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson

On June 23rd Calvert County’s Department of Parks & Recreation will take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson campaign. 

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 23. The WLSL is a global event to raise awareness that swimming lessons can help prevent drowning and save lives. All ages and swim experience levels are welcome.

Participants can join a free 30-minute safety and drowning prevention lesson at the following public swimming pools:

  • Cove Point Park Pool – 750 Cove Point Road, Lusby, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center – 130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick, 6-6:30 p.m.

Tragically, in the U.S. drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-4, and the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death throughout the rest of the world. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates 236,000 people died from drowning in 2019, making drowning a major public health problem worldwide.

Read the full press release. 

Read more about WLSL.