In Tennessee, drowning is among the leading causes of death for children ages 1–18. Drowning is silent and can happen in an instant. These deaths can be prevented, but we need your help.
World's Largest Swimming Lesson
Want to break a world record?
Participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson this summer. Your child could have the opportunity to set the world record for the number of children participating in a swimming lesson at the same time. Most importantly, they will learn valuable lessons about water safety.
Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Beachaven Pool (390 Gaylewood Drive, Clarksville 37043)
Cleveland Community Center (North 6th Street at Vernon Winfrey, Nashville 37207)
Coleman Regional Center (384 Thompson Lane, Nashville 37211)
East Park Regional Center (700 Woodland Street, Nashville 37206)
Hadley Regional Center (1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville 37208)
Hartman Regional Center (2801 Tucker Road, Nashville 37218)
Looby Community Center (2301 Metro Center Boulevard, Nashville 37228)
Maryland Farms YMCA (5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood 37027)
Maury County Family YMCA (1446 Oak Springs Drive, Columbia 38401)
Napier Community Center (73 Fairfield Avenue, Nashville 37210)
New Providence Swimming Pool (166 Cunningham Lane, Clarksville 37042)
Rose Community Center (1000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville 37203)
Smith Pool (742 Greenwood Avenue, Clarksville 37040)
Swan Lake (2002 Sanders Road, Clarksville 37043)
More Details http://www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org/category/location/usa/tennessee/
Follow these recommendations to be Pool Cool and Water Wise in Middle Tennessee.
- Active adult supervision is key—at least one adult should be focused on the pool and close enough to touch the swimmers if necessary.
- Install isolation fencing at least five feet high around home swimming pools.
- Remove the stairs from all portable, above ground pools when not in use.
- Teach children to swim when they are ready. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends swimming lessons for children as young as one year.
- Teach your child to always swim with a buddy.
Click here or on the pool to see if you can find and correct unsafe pool behaviors!
- Empty the water out of all buckets, containers and wading pools after use. Store these items upside-down and out of children's reach.
- Keep the lids to your toilets shut at all times and use toilet locks so your child is not able to open them.
- Infants and children should not be left unattended in water regardless of age or presumed ability.
- Adults and children 13 years of age and older should learn infant and child CPR.
Lake and Ocean
Always supervise your child near open water and be aware of undercurrents and undertows when at the ocean or lake.
Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (life jacket) around oceans, rivers, lakes or when participating in water sports.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Pool Safely Campaign
- Safe Kids Worldwide
- United States Coast Guard (life vests)
- USA Swimming Make a Splash
- Water Safety Handout
- Water Safety PDF
Need a life vest? Visit the Safety Store at Children's Hospital.
© 2013 Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt