On June 18, 32,450 people came together to help break the World Record for the Largest Swimming Lesson! They broke last years record of 24,874 people.
The worldwide event spanned 13 different countries and 434 host locations. The top locations in the United States were Florida, Texas and California. The largest host location outside of the United States was Brazil.
USA Swimming National Team members Janet Evans, Rowdy Gaines, and Brendan Hansen participated in the WLSL event this years as coaches and spokespersons to support the event. "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson is a great way to send the message that swimming lessons save lives," said Janet Evans, the four time Olympic Golf Medalist.
The event generated more than 58.5 million media impressions, which included print, radio and television coverage. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson was created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010.
Next year's event will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., for more information go to WLSL.org.