Local pool goes after world record

(Coney Island)
(Coney Island)

By Katharine Wiley

Gamble Nippert YMCA and Coney Island have teamed up with hundreds of pools and aquatic centers around the world to host the World's Largest Swimming Lesson at 11 a.m. on Friday.

700 sites in 13 countries are participating in the event and hope to beat the record set by last year's event. Over 32-thousand people reportedly broke the record last year.

With all the reports of children being pulled from pools and lakes recently, now is the time to learn how to swim – and to break a world record! As part of the free event, swimming instructors will take the time to teach families about safety at the pool this summer.

Participants in the event at Gamble Nippert YMCA will celebrate with a party that runs until 2 p.m. after completing the swimming lesson.

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