On June 14, 2011 the American Red Cross Utah Region helped to set a new world record for The World's Largest Swim Lesson!
Clearfield Aquatic Center, along with aquatic centers all over Utah and the United States participated in the event. The same 45 minute swim lesson was taught to everyone. The Clearfield location had 85 people participate, including 71 children and 14 instructors. Representatives from the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter were on hand to serve as witnesses.
Donna Russsel, aquatic supervisor at the Clearfield indoor pool, said the event has a serious purpose. “Swimming lessons save lives. And the best way to teach water safety is in the water,” she said.
Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for kids 1 to 14 years.
Here are pictures from the World's Largest Swim Lesson..
You can visit The World's Largest Swimming Lesson official website by clicking HERE