As part of a global movement, about 90 children learned basic swimming techniques at the Frieda Zamba pool.
From the side of the Frieda Zamba pool June 22, Palm Coast Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics James Hirst grabbed a megaphone and led about 90 splashing elementary-school-age youngsters through drills on treading water, the freestyle stroke, floating in the water and basic rescue procedures.
The 30-minute lesson for the children was part of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson,™which Palm Coast was participating in for the sixth year.
"It's letting people know how important swim lessons are and water safety is, as well," Hirst said.
The kids were participants in Palm Coast's Fun in the Sun Summer Camp.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™is a global event created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 to educate the public about the importance of teaching children to swim in order to prevent drowning, according to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™webpage.
This year, 25 countries took part in the worldwide water safety day, according to the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ Facebook page.