Host A WLSL Event At Your Facility

This year's World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Each host location may select their own start time on the 20th, to best suit their operations schedule. The curriculum for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ is provided in the WLSL Host Location Kit, which will be available to download from the Materials page after all registration steps are completed. All participating Host Locations are required to teach the WLSL curriculum so that all locations are teaching the same lesson on the same day.

If you are unable to host an event in 2024, we invite you to join us in sharing this message that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ on your social media channels. Please use the handle @TheWLSL and the hashtags: #WLSL2024, #DrowningisPreventable, #SwimmingLessonsSaveLives or #Learn2Swim when posting.

Registration fees

There is a $89 registration fee to register as a WLSL Host Location. This fee includes a variety of benefits, many of which are listed below. Special pricing for multiple locations hosting an event in the same city is available upon request. In addition, limited scholarships are available for those Host Locations that wish to participate but are unable to pay the registration fee. Contact Bernadine Buda for more information on group pricing and applying for a scholarship.

Getting Started

Registering your facility for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™event is quick and easy. Just follow these steps to complete the registration process:

  • Click on the "Get started now" button below to begin the registration process. If you have not already set up a 2024 WLSL login, you will need to first create an account for yourself as the primary contact for your WLSL event. Next, you will need to create a company account for your facility. Please note: if your facility has participated in a previous WLSL or you are a current member of the World Waterpark Association, then you may be able to login into the WLSL and register using your existing username and password. Please use the Search For My Account function here to locate your account. 
  • Complete a brief questionnaire about your WLSL event
  • Download the Host Location Release Form and choose to pay fees for either a single facility or multiple facilities (email for special multi-venue pricing)
  • Complete the online payment form
  • Once your payment is complete, please fill out the Host Location Release form and email it to Bernadine Buda or fax it to +1-913-210-8405

Once your payment and release form are complete, your Host Location will be listed on the Find A Local Event page and you will be able to access everything on the Hosting Tools page, including the Host Location Kit. Please give us 24 hours to complete activation of your account after we have received your payment and the release form.

Get Started


Call +1-913-599-0300 and speak with Bernadine Buda or email her today.



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Registered WLSL Host Locations receive:

  • Access to a digital version of our 2024 WLSL Host Location Kit, which includes a plethora of information on how to conduct a successful WLSL event
  • Official 2024 WLSL Curriculums
  • Access to updated 2024 print ready promotion materials including: WLSL Logos, snipes, web banners, flyers, posters, yard signs and a Proud Supporter Badge 
  • Press release and media advisory templates
  • WLSL water safety tip sheet
  • WLSL water safety message web banners
  • New WLSL participant recognition certificates
  • 25 signature bright orange WLSL Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ wristbands
  • For city groups of more than three facilities, you will receive 75 wristbands. (Wristbands will be mailed out up until June 7)
  • Additional wristbands can be purchased at Water Safety Products