Wild Water participates in world's largest swimming lesson attempt

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Waterparks and aquatic facilities around the globe participated that day to help to send the message that swimming lessons save lives. (KFSN)

Wild Water Adventure Park took part Friday in an attempt at the world's largest swimming lesson.

About 60 kids and their parents got in free and got free lessons and all ages were welcome.

The youngest participant was about two-years-old.

Waterparks and aquatic facilities around the globe participated that day to help to send the message that swimming lessons save lives.

Organizers say lessons reduce the risk of drowning by about 88 percent, but they say the day's lessons included more than just teaching kids how to swim.

"Adult supervision, parental knowledge of where their children are," co-owner of the park Kathy Siggers said. "Sunscreen, hydration, all those things are part of the water safety program."

The event was an attempt to bring home a seventh Guinness world record.

Last year they won it with more than 38,000 people participating world-wide.

Numbers for this year's attempt will take a few months to count.
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