Local aquatic center to make a splash in world record attempt

By Emilio Neriz, Tucson News Now intern

The World's Largest SwimmingLesson is tryingto set a new Guinness World Record once again.

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

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

This event will take place at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center at23 W. Calle Concordia. The main purpose of this event is to raise awareness of theimportance of water safety. Tragically, drowning remains the leading killer ofchildren from ages one to five and is the second-leading cause of accidental death forchildren under 14.

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

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