St. Lucie Pools Take Part in World’s Largest Swim Lesson

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FORT PIERCE – St. Lucie County’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is once again gunning for the Guinness Book of World Records. Ravenswood Pool, Lincoln Park Pool and Lakewood Park Pool are serving as official host locations for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL) on Thursday, June 18, starting at 10 a.m.

Tens of thousands of children and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.™ The event is free and open to all ages.

St. Lucie County’s public pools are located at:

  • Lakewood Park Pool, 5990 Emerson Ave., Fort Pierce
  • Lincoln Park Pool, 1211 Avenue M, Fort Pierce
  • Ravenswood Pool, 400 Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries. The 2014 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5, 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 percent among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting

For further information on participating in this event at Ravenswood Pool, Lincoln Park Pool or Lakewood Park Pool, please contact Aquatics Program Supervisor Mary Mitchell at 772-871-2183 or

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