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City of Tallahassee Hosting Two Locations for World Record Attempt

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 07:16:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- The City of Tallahassee is inviting you to help break a Guinness World Record next week.

Next Thursday, tens of thousands of people around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set the record for the world's largest swimming lesson.

The current records stands at 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries.

The event hopes to draw attention to the importance of learning to swim. Drowning is the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-5.

The Jack McLean and Trousdell Aquatics Center will serve as host locations this year. The record attempt will take place at 10:00 a.m. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and admission is free.

You're asked to arrive for registration between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and to be ready to be in the pool by 9:45 a.m.