The town of Windsor’s Chimney Park Pool will be a host site for a World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event from 11-11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Chimney Park Pool is located at 421 Chimney Park Drive.

The lesson is open to swimmers of all ages. Children 6 years old and under must be within an arm’s reach of a parent or guardian. Registration is not required and admission is free.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a global event in its 14th year, and will be taking place over 24 hours at hundreds of aquatic centers, swim schools and waterparks on six continents, according to a news release from the Windsor, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.

The Windsor news release said the message of the event is knowing how to swim saves lives.

The American Red Cross reported data from 2020 showe an increase in children’s water competency and in the overall number of people taking swimming lessons. In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported drowning had become the leading cause of unintended deaths for children ages 1-4 in the U.S., also according to the Windsor news release.

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This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune