|Be part of the fun on Friday, June 20, as tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. The global record attempt for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), will take place at 8 a.m. at Loma Verde Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane in Chula Vista. This is a free swimming lesson open to those six months old and over.
Last year the City of Chula Vista became record holders for the current Guinness World Record in the largest simultaneous swimming lesson that included 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents! The 2013 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the events important message of water safety to hundreds of thousands of families.
Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages one to four, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children ages one to four, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
To participate in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20, send your name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 409-1687. All participants must arrive by 7:30 a.m. for registration.
Posted: June 11, 2014