Friday, September 18, 2020

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County help raise awareness of swimming safety at “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County recently joined more than 40 Collier area agencies at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to participate in the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.” The Southwest Florida waterpark broke the record for the Largest Single Location with over 1,200 swimmers taking part in the lesson.

The global event included registrations of more than 40,000 participants at 900+  locations in 48 states and 26 countries. It was created by the World Waterpark Association to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children to swim. During the event, children were led by instructors to practice swimming activities such as kicking techniques and proper entry and exit from the pool.

“As part of our summer program, we have hundreds of kids who swim in our pool every day. It is important that members recognize the significance of water safety and to be part of the event is a great tool to ensure they remain safe while enjoying the pool,” said Paul Schultz, Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. “

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Board Trustee Member Terrance Flynn served as an official witness for the event.

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (BGCCC) is a non-profit, youth development organization, which annually serves 3,000 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a safe, positive place where local youth can acquire good character and citizenship, achieve academic success and support healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to its mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County or to arrange a tour, call 239-325-1700 or visit www.bgccc.com.

 

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