Milestone Photography: The 2014 Guinness Book of World Records largest swimming lesson hosted by the Victory Family YMCA.
Just recently the Victory Family YMCA in Yorktown was a host site for the Guinness Book of World Records 2014 largest swimming lesson. I was fortunate enough to be asked to officiate and document the occasion. Having been a lifeguard since the age of fifteen and holding a true appreciation for the value of swimming lessons, I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this awareness raising event. To this day, I remain a certified water safety instructor, lifeguard, and water fitness instructor.
Swimming lessons save lives and is such a huge milestone everyone should celebrate.
The 2014 World’s Largest Swimming lesson Organization stated, “Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. Research shows if a child doesn’t learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.”
I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of the organization in purpose and practice. Living in a coastal region only strengthens my resolve of the value of teaching our children to swim.
Documenting milestones with photography is a great way to hold on to those moments and cherish them forever. It is common to capture the major events like birthdays, graduations, weddings and anniversaries, but I would love to help you celebrate and remember those fleeting precious moments like learning to ride a bike, loosing a first tooth, learning to read or learning swim with beautiful real life photography. These milestone memories is what ties our life story of brief moments together.
Contact me to discuss how I can capture your life’s milestone moment today.
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