Cape Girardeau Taking Part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

At 10 a.m. on June 18, the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an event created by the nation’s top water safety and training organizations. Tens of thousands of kids and adults at various aquatic centers across the country will participate.Worlds-Largest-Swim-Lesson

This will be the first time the City of Cape Girardeau will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Students in the City’s aquatics classes will participate in the event at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center, 1565 N. Kingshighway, in Cape Girardeau.

This event is not only for students in classes, but also for everyone in the community to attend.

The cost is absolutely free! Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

The national event was created to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim, helping to prevent drowning, all with the hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record.

To learn more go to, or call Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center at 573-339-6343.

Download event flier: Worlds-Largest-Swimming-Lesson