JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This morning at 11 a.m. seven JaxParks swimming pools will join with other aquatic facilities worldwide for the World's Largest Swim Lesson.
The event was created to help promote water safety and drowning prevention. The World's Largest Swim Lesson was created to teach the importance of children knowing how to swim.
When the event took place in 2011, the number of participating swimmers increased by 500 percent, setting a new Guinness World Record.
For last year's event more than 20,000 kids and adults from 14 countries on five continents, including 45 states in the U.S.A. Florida and Texas had the largest participation in the U.S.
JaxParks locations participating in the swim lesson:
- Cecil Aquatic Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd.
- Clanzel T. Brown Pool, 4415 Moncrief Rd.
- Fletcher High School, 700 Seagate Ave.
- Lake Shore Middle School, 2519 Bayview Ave.
- Mandarin High School, 4831 Greenland Rd.
- Oceanway Pool, 12215 Sago Ave. West.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the JaxParks Aquatics Office at 904-745-9630.
First Coast News