I've talked about water safety before, and the need to know how to swim for those who don't. Well, next Thursday, June 20, the World's Largest Swim Lesson will be a happening, and, IT'S FREE!

On June 20 at 11:00 am, the Salvation Army's Kroc Center’s aquatics team will be offering a free water safety class as part of the “World’s Largest Swim Lesson,” joining organizations around the globe in teaching kids and adults alike to be more comfortable in the water.

Registration for the event is free for everyone, but space is limited -- visit GrKrocCenter.org and click the banner on the home page to sign up, or find the event on the GR Kroc Center Facebook page. All kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; participants will also receive a discount on a future six-week session of swim lessons at the Kroc Center.

“Especially in West Michigan, the ability to enjoy the water safely is a skill that can truly transform a child’s life,” said Senior Kroc Officer, Captain Bill Brutto. “We are glad to be able to offer this free event on top of the dozens of swim lesson options the Kroc has throughout the year.”

Get signed up now so all you kids and adults can have water-fun this summer.