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'World’s Largest Swimming Lesson' planned at Si View Pool

Si View Metro Parks is serving as an official host location of the "World’s Largest Swimming Lesson" from 7 to 7:45 a.m., Thursday, June 3.

Dozens of children will get their place in the record books on when they participate in lesson at the Si View Pool. This lesson is free and open to all ages.

Participants should arrive by 6:45am to register. More than 200 aquatic facilities around the globe are taking part. Lesson participants will set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. 

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death of children ages 1 to 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 as a platform to help aquatic facilities and the many different regional, state, national and international water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to build awareness about this issue. 

Si View Metro Parks offers swimming lessons throughout the year to all ages and abilities. For additional information about the Si View Metropolitan Park District and current programs, visit www.siviewpark.org or call (425) 831-1900.

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