World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is Thursday, June 14Posted by Sarah W on June 13, 2012
Okay, San Antonio, it’s time to get in your swim suit, wet suit, snorkel and floaties and head to the pool. We’re setting a World Record. And not a strange World Record like longest fingernails or something. Thursday, June 14th is the day of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
Have you ever known anyone that set a World Record? Well, now you and your family can claim your spot in the record books. Well, sort of. Actually, 46 U.S. states and more than 24 countries are participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson….and you can help. (Sheesh…the old Shake and Bake commercials are ringing in my ears right about now.)
Why do it? It’s not really for the fame and fortune that a Guinness World Record will get you (because fame is fleeting, you know). Drowning remains a leading cause of injury related death for children ages 1 to 14. Don’t let that scare you away from participating. Instead, let it inspire you to action. Learning to swim and respect the water that is all around us can be a life saving skill. So let’s do this thing. Register early or the day of the event.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson will take place simultaneously around the globe at 10 a.m. Central. So saddle up the family and get your swim on (we know it’s hot enough for it).
Here are the locations where you can help break the World Record:
Lady Bird Johnson – 10700 Nacogdoches -210-599-0122
Southside Lions – 3100 Hiawatha – 210-207-3299
Heritage – 1423 Ellison Dr. – 210-645-9465
Lincoln – 280 E. Commerce – 210-224-7590
Woodlawn – 1100 Cincinnati – 210-732-5789
Encino Park Community Pool – 1901 Encino Rio – 210-497-4333
Aquatica San Antonio at Sea World – 10500 SeaWorld Drive – 210-523-3822
Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center – 210-221-4887
Landa Park Aquatic Complex in New Braunfels – 350 Aquatic Circle – 830-221-4360
Love to Swim and Tumble School in Schertz – 6044 FM 3009 – 210-566-4096
Schlitterbahn – 381 East Austin Street – 830-625-2351