Sports Core to Host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

The Ocean Pines Aquatics Department is pleased to announce that the Sports Core Pool, located at 11143 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, will be a host facility for this year’s World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, June 18 from 10-10:30 am.

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present this event to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning.  Ocean Pines Swim Academy instructors, led by Michelle Hitchens, will be conducting the 30-minute group lesson. 

Water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host lessons simultaneously in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

This community event is free and open to the public; registration is suggested.  To register, call the Sports Core Pool at 410-641- 5255.

Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and statewide water safety and drowning prevention organizations to work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.

Information regarding additional Ocean Pines aquatics programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Spring/Summer 2015 Activity Guide, is available at

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