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Union, MO - On Thursday, June 20, Union Parks & Recreation Department (UPRD) is making a huge splash to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™ Don’t miss the chance to participate in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) event to help prevent drowning, which is the second leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1-14. Since the inception of World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ in 2010, created by the World Waterpark Association, more than 278,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons.

UPRD’s event will be held at Splash -n- Swimplex, located at 375 West Park Avenue. Doors open at 7:00pm and the swim lesson will begin at 7:30pm. Water wings are not allowed, but parents can bring a life vest for weak or non-swimmers. Be sure to wear sunscreen! After the 30 minute lesson concludes, families are encouraged to stick around for the pool party! There will be lemonade, cupcakes and water fun until 9:00pm! Feel free to bring your own pool toys! This is a family event, so children (0-14) must be accompanied by (and participating with) a minimum of one parent/guardian.

The event is free for families, but UPRD is requesting a can food donation at the door to support the local food pantry. Registration is required and MUST be completed by Monday, June 17! For more information or to learn how to register, please visit www.unionmissouri.org/uprd, call Park Office at 636.583.8471 or call Splash -n- Swimplex at 636.583.3316.

swimlessonsPhoto: Seventy-four participants joined UPRD’s 2018 event held at Splash -n- Swimplex on June 21, 2018.