Idaho Swimmers Help Break Guinness World Record

Jul 2, 2012

Two weeks ago, we told you that 50 kids jumped into a pool in Eagle to take part in what organizers hoped would be the world’s largest swim lesson.  They joined thousands of others around the world, to try and beat the old Guinness Book record of 19,322, set last year. 

Before the event, the Idaho swimmers were confident they would succeed.

Now, organizers say they believe they did in fact have enough swimmers to break that record. So far, they've counted nearly 23-thousand swimmers.

The world’s largest swim lesson is used as a teaching tool, to stress the need to teach swim safety to kids to prevent drowning.

 

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