UH Campus Recreation Joins the World's Largest Swim Lesson - University of Houston
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July 21, 2022

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:14 pm | Cypress Creek Mirror

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office joins the University of Houston, Department of Campus Recreation, to teach Cougar Club Summer Campers the importance of water safety during the 2014 World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL).

Hundreds of aquatic centers, pools, and waterparks around the globe are hosting WLSL events on June 20th in an attempt to set a fifth Guinness World Record™ to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim.

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants from 13 different countries across five continents. The 2013 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended-injury related death for children ages 1-5, 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 ages 1-4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the University of Houston to conduct a half-hour water safety course that will include water safety awareness, entries, breathing, floating, and stroke competence skills.


University of Houston – Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Leisure Pool
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-6056


Friday, June 20, 2014
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

World's Largest Swim Lesson Photo Gallery