World’s largest swimming lesson


MADE AVAILABLE. WE’RE TOLD THE FULL REPORT WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE END OF JULY.>>Ginger: ALL TOO OFTEN WE REPORT KIDS DROWNING IN SWIMMING POOLS. IN FACT, JUNE MARKS THE DEADLIEST MONTH FOR DROWNINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Lisa: NEWS 6 REPORTER AMANDA CASTRO FOUND OUT HOW KIDS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE PARTICIPATING IN A WORLDWIDE SWIMMING LESSON.>>Reporter: IT’S 24 HOURS OF SWIMMING LESSONS AROUND THE WORLD. HERE AT AQUATICA, ORGANIZERS SAY THESE KIDS ARE LEARNING IMPORTANT LESSONS THAT COULD SAVE THEIR LIVES WHILE THEY’RE OUT ENJOYING AND PLAYING IN THE WATER THIS SUMMER. IT’S A HOT SUMMER DAY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. MANY FAMILIES ARE SPENDING IT BY COOLING OFF IN THE WATER AND BREAKING A WORLD RECORD AT THE SAME TIME.>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN SOLVE, THOUGH. SWIMMING LESSONS LITERALLY SAVE LIVES.>>Reporter: KIDS AT SEAWORLD AQUATICA ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON. IN 24 HOURS, 45,000 KIDS FROM ACROSS 24 COUNTRIES ARE LEARNING LIFE-SAVING SKILLS.>>BASIC SKILLS OF JUST LEARNING HOW TO BE AROUND WATER AND MAKE SURE YOU’RE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS IS REALLY CRITICAL.>>Reporter: ORGANIZERS ADD THE SKILLS ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF WHERE WE LIVE.>>IN CENTRAL FLORIDA WHERE THERE’S SO MANY AQUATIC FACILITIES, PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS, IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THE CHILDREN OF THIS COMMUNITY UNDERSTAND WATER SAFETY.>>Reporter: PARENTS TELL NEWS 6 THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEIR LITTLE ONES ARE SAFE WHILE PLAYING IN THE WATER.>>THEY NEED TO KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING THEIR OWN LIVES IF AN ADULT IS NOT AROUND.>>IT MAKES ME SECURE THEY KNOW HOW TO SWIM.>>Reporter: THE BIGGEST LESSON TODAY ISN’T JUST FOR THE KIDS. INSTRUCTORS SAY PARENTS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE DROWNING CAN HAPPEN IN MINUTES AND IT’S THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OLD.>>IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG. IT’S LITERALLY GOING TO CHECK YOUR LAUNDRY OR THE DOOR OR THE TEXT MESSAGE AND IT CAN HAPPEN.

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