If you are in the Orlando area tomorrow, Tuesday 14th June then you can become part of a Guinness World Record to hold the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”. According to the official website for the event
“The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), Tuesday, June 14, 2011, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 14th, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously at 11am ET (3pm GMT) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. 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 to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level.”
Disney are holding their event at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park at 11am EST for anyone that would like to join in. Registration for the event will open from 9am with the registered participants only allowed in the park’s wave pool between 10.35 – 11.45am. Water Park admission is required.
Several other local venues are also taking part including Aquatica, Celebration and the Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort.