CANTON, GA (June 14, 2023) – The Cherokee County Aquatic Center will serve as a host location for The World’s Largest Swim Lesson event on June 22.

The event will run from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Those interested can participate in the event with paid admission to The Oasis.

A global event, The World’s Largest Swim Lesson ™ [WLSL], will be taking place over the course of 24 hours at hundreds of aquatic centers, swim schools and waterparks drawing tens of thousands of participants.

“One of our goals here at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center is to teach water safety to all age groups,” said Cherokee County Aquatic Center Manager Tom McGerty. “This event allows us to bring in a larger number of individuals at once to show them what water safety is all about and why it’s so important.”

Research released by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2021 shows drowning has become the leading cause of unintended death for U.S. children ages 1-4, ahead of car accidents, birth abnormalities and cancer.

Parents are invited to learn more about this event by visiting Advanced registration for World’s Largest Swim Lesson is encouraged. For additional information and advanced registration visit


Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 279,000, according to the 2022 Atlanta Regional Commission population estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has world-class parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at




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