High Point Swim Club Set To Host World's Largest Swimming Lesson

10:14 AM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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High Point, NC - Something big is happening across the world on Tuesday, June 18th.

Tens of thousands of people will jump in the pool to try to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. 

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents.

The High Point Swim Club was apart of that record and will join in for the second year in a row to help reach the group's new global goal of 25,000.

"Last year we had about one hundred people in the pool," said the club's head coach Aaron Reeves.  "It was a wonderful sight and it felt good to know we were bringing awareness to the global problem of drowning."

The event promotes the importance of swimming lessons around the world.  Drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related deaths for children ages 1 to 5 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Reeves said formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent.

You can contact the High Point Swim Club about swimming lessons by clicking here.

It could take three months for Guinness to validate the global attempt.  WFMY News 2 will keep you posted on the results.

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