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Local aquatic center to make a splash in world record attempt

By Emilio Neriz, Tucson News Now intern

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is trying to set a new Guinness World Record once again.

According to a press release, the patrons of the Oro Valley Aquatic Center will join thousands of people of aquatic facilities from around the world on June 18 to try to set a new record for the fourth year in a row.

Currently WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous lesson containing 24,873 participants from 15 different countries across five continents.

This event will take place at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center at 23 W. Calle Concordia. The main purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the importance of water safety. Tragically, drowning remains the leading killer of children from ages one to five and is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call (520) 209-2472.

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