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Roosevelt Park Pool site for World’s Largest Swim Lesson

The Minot Park District in partnership with the Minot Swim Club, hosted the annual World’s Largest Swim Lesson on Thursday at the Roosevelt Park Pool.

The Park District invited kids ages 5-12 to be part of the worldwide team and take part in the free 30-minute swim lesson.

The annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is an event coordinated by the World Waterpark Association and brings together leading safety and training organizations from around the world to send one focused message – Swimming Lessons Save Lives.

Hundreds of swim instructors in 14 countries and 42 states across the U.S. kicked off the official start of summer by teaching tens of thousands of kids’ vital water safety skills to raise awareness and help prevent childhood drowning.

“Safety is our highest priority at the Roosevelt Park Pool and throughout the Minot Park District,” said Ron Merritt, executive director of the Minot Park District. He said they are pleased to partner with the Minot Swim Club “to bring awareness to the importance of water safety.”

“Learning how to swim and how to be safe around water is a lifegiving opportunity,” said Gerald Brown, Special Event coordinator of the Minot Park District. “We hope to start to spread this ease of mind by teaching kids a few life saving tips and strategies.”

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