Charlotte, NC
79°
Sunny
6:20 am8:38 pm EDT
July 15, 2024 6:24 am

Sports News

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Teaches Safety Skills to Sampson County Community

Credit: iStock

The Sampson YMCA hosted the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, offering free sessions to children and adults to promote water competency and safety skills. The event, aimed at combating drowning—one of the leading causes of death for children—welcomed participants as young as three years old.

Throughout the day, YMCA staff and volunteers organized lessons from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., grouping swimmers by age. Each participant received a certificate upon completion of their lesson. The well-coordinated event saw a significant turnout, highlighting the community’s commitment to water safety and education.