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Henderson Children To Take Part In World's Largest Swimming Lesson On June 18

May 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. The city of Henderson is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at all of its pools. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a worldwide event designed to spread the word about the importance of children’s swimming lessons.

The event also serves as an annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries. This year over 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate.

“We know that organized swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among children ages 1-4,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “That is why we are fortunate to offer a premier American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program right here in our community. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a wonderful way for parents to learn what it is all about and for children to give it a try.”

Mayor Hafen said that in recognition of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, all city of Henderson pools will offer a free swimming lesson to any child who visits at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Pools include: Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.; BMI Outdoor Swimming Pool, 105 W. Basic Rd.; Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool and Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; Silver Springs Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.; Wells Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1650 Price St.; and Whitney Ranch Activity Pool and Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Dr.

For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call (702) 267-4000. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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