DeRidder West Park Pool hosts ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:15 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT
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DeRidder, LA (KPLC) - Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in the world - that’s why DeRidder’s West Park Pool hosted the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” Thursday morning.

It was one of some 24,000 aquatic parks taking part in the event raising awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim to prevent childhood drowning.

Organizers want people to know swimming lessons save lives.

Open to all ages, the first 25 who attended got a free wristband, and everyone got a certificate for taking part.

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