Fort St. John and the community took part in participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 18th.
The purpose of this event was to promote and encourage safety when in and around water through a large swimming lesson.
The city wanted to participate in an annual worldwide swimming lesson and break the world record for how many participants took part in this event.
It took place on June 18th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm and the event was free for everyone and of all ages.
There was a prediction that this event would be a success and have a great outcome in the community of Fort St. John; however, it was a little smaller than what was predicted.
Even though it was a smaller group than what was expected the lessons still went on. It included the swimming essentials floating and kicking.
The final count has not been completed and is still unknown if last year’s record was beaten.
The lesson for the community of Fort St. John is to promote this event better next year as this event will promotes safety when in and around water.
60% of deaths occur in the water every summer and it is important to educate people to help prevent these kinds of situations; through events like this one.