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AQUATICS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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UIC Campus Recreation will be serving as an official Host Location  for the WLSL 2017 event. We are inviting you to join us for our annual participation in this FREE event. Please join us on June 22, 2017 at 4p.m. at the Student Recreation Facility (737 S. Halsted). We ask that all participants register before the event.ant.

With us, on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the seventh year in a row to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™ A global event, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 500 locations in more than 20 countries.

Since its inception, more than 155,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons generating more than half a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. The 2015 WLSL event included 38,170 participants from 22 countries.

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

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