World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created to send the message that swimming lessons save lives.
CHARLOTTE, NC — Carowinds is joining facilities across the country to help kids learn how to swim during its World’s Largest Swim Lesson.
The water park at Carowinds is among the hundreds of water parks, aquatic centers, and swim schools holding simultaneous water-safety instruction for the 13th annual event.
Dozens of kids ages 1-13 can participate.
Parents like Michelle Frederick got involved to make sure her kid is introduced to as many survivor skills as possible.
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“All of our kids need to strengthen their swimming skills their tons of kids that end up dying every year that end up dying every year from swim accidents,” Frederick said.
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Research shows drowning is the leading cause of unintended death of children ages 1-4 and the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide.
Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning for kids ages 1-4 by 88%.
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Carowinds Aquatics Instructor Alicia Pereira teaches kids basic strokes to teach kids how to help someone in trouble.
“It’s super important to know how to swim or at the very least know how to float and keep yourself up in the water,” Pereira said.
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