The City of Bryan participates in the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”
Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury and death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Youth swimmers of all ages took part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at the Bryan Aquatic Park Thursday. The City of Bryan joined other pools, water parks, and aquatic centers across the county and world for the event.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created in 2010 by the World Waterpark Association. The Guinness world record for the event was set in 2014 with 36,564 swimmers taking part. The event goes beyond breaking a world record. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim.
“Aquatic facilities all over the world are taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, which is a standardized 30-minute lesson to help prevent aquatic emergencies,” said Lexi Durbin, aquatics and athletics coordinator for the City of Bryan. “This is a great event. I think especially loved ones and especially kiddos when they hear about breaking a world record everyone gets really excited, but the benefit they may not understand is they’re getting a swim lesson in. That swim lesson might be able to save a life.”
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