BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Children who are just learning to walk to teenagers worked on their swimming skills in Bryan Thursday morning.
The Bryan Aquatic Center hosted hundreds of people as part of the world's largest swimming lesson. People are learning how to be stronger swimmers around the world for this event.
Lifeguards and swim instructors worked on ways to get participants more comfortable in the water.
At least 40 children have drowned so far this year in Texas.
"Most of these child drownings happen at home pools or like you know apartment pools or homeowners association pools. And the biggest thing that we say is that you always need to designate somebody, a responsible adult that's watching the children in the water," said Marty Mulgrew, Bryan Aquatics Supervisor.
"It's very important. I want them to be safe around the water," said Danielle Aaron, a Hilltop Lakes Resident who brought her children to the event.
"It was really good. I did elementary backstroke," said Coleman Hill, a six-year-old swimmer.
Bryan does offer extended swimming lessons. They cost $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. These classes run 30 to 45 minutes a session and last 10 days.