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TEAM WLSL™ SET TO BREAK NEW WORLD RECORD ON JUNE 18
 
Be part of the fun on Tuesday, June 18, as tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world unite for the fourth 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. This is a free swimming lesson for ages four and older.

Last year the City of Chula Vista became record holders for the current Guinness World Record in the largest simultaneous swimming lesson that included 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents! The 2012 WLSL event generated more than 29 million media impressions, spreading the event’s 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 18 at 8 a.m., send your name and age to aquatics@chulavistaca.gov, or call (619) 409-1687.

Posted: May 31, 2013

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