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N. Texas Jellystone Park Hosting Swim Lesson

Three hundred children and teens through age 18 will participate in “The World’s Large Swimming Lesson,” which takes place at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 21, according to a press release.

The free swimming lesson, hosted by the North Texas Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Burleson, Texas, is one of 700 such events taking place around the world on the same day. The lesson is designed to teach children to swim in an effort to help prevent drowning.

Last year’s event drew 41,068 students at 641 facilities in 26 countries.

The swimming lesson will take place next door to the Jellystone Park at the Pirate’s Cove Water Park at 2461 S. Burleson Boulevard in Burleson.

The swim instructors will be provided by Aqua-Tots Swim School and Sigma Swim School, both of which are now part of a community drowning prevention coalition that includes Cooks Children’s Hospital, Burleson Fire Department, the City of Burleson and the Jellystone Park.

Burleson Fire Department personnel will be onsite with drowning prevention materials and also providing CPR skills training beginning at 8:15 am.

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system, franchised in North America by Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the U.S., boasting 84 campgrounds with more than 18,000 campsites and vacation rentals in 31 states and five Canadian provinces.

 

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