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Kids attempt World's Largest Swimming Lesson, one stroke at a time

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com
Lifeguard Catherine Massey helps instruct a group of children in the lazy river at the CSU Aquatic Facility.
Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Lifeguard Catherine Massey helps instruct a group of children in the lazy river at the CSU Aquatic Facility.

The CSU Student Recreation Aquatic Facility on Friday had 55 children under the age of 12 participate in a global event known as "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson."

The goal of the event is to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning.

With hundreds of aquatic facilities and thousands of people participating worldwide, the event was an attempt at breaking a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.

The numbers of participants has not officially been tallied yet. In this photo, lifeguard Catherine Massey helps instruct a group of children in the lazy river at the CSU Aquatic Facility.

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