World's Largest Swim Lesson

On Thursday, June 20, tens of thousands of children and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will participate in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™. As an official host location, the Summit Family Aquatic Center welcomes all to participate in this global event.

Since its inception, more than 155,000 children and adults have participated in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ with the 2015 event alone hosting over 40,000 participants from 24 countries.

Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 – 4 yet many do not receive formal swimming or water safety training. Drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1 – 4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14.

Join the Movement

Let's work together to prevent childhood drowning. Help spread awareness about the importance of learning to swim at the 2019WLSL™ event at the SFAC:

  • Members and non-members welcome
  • Pre-registration not required, walk-ins welcome
  • Participants will be required to sign-in on day of event
  • "Beginner" lesson will welcome children ages 4+ to participate
  • Parents please note, the Leisure Pool will not be open during this event
  • Vendors and exhibits will remain open until 4:30 PM. The SFAC will not be open following the event. 

​Lesson Plan


Event Registration begins at TBA PM

Swimming Lesson begins at TBA PM. The lesson plan is as follows:

  • TBA PM - Introduction - Event guidelines, lesson objectives, and instructors.
  • Safety - General overview of water safety awareness messages and key skills.
  • Entry - Overview of safe entry into water and review of entry hazards.
  • Breathing and Submerging - Learn to comfortably submerge face and hold breath underwater.
  • Floating - Front/back floating skills.
  • Strokes - Basic locomotion and stroke component skills.
  • TBA PM - Lesson Concludes
Vendors and exhibits will remain open until 4:30 PM at which time the SFAC will close until Thursday, June 20, 2019 when our regular season hours begin.

2019 Event Details

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Children ages 4+ welcome. *Leisure pool will not be open during the swim lesson event.
  • Gates open to general public at TBA
  • Free admission to swim lesson event. Memberships not required.
  1. Family Aquatic Center

    Physical Address
    100 Ashwood Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901


  2. Community Programs

    Physical Address
    100 Morris Ave
    Summit Community Center
    Summit, NJ 07901

    Phone: 908-277-2932