Solano County

Venues to take part in bid for world’s largest swimming lesson record

By From page A3 | June 16, 2014

The week aheadFAIRFIELD — People have an opportunity this week to try to break a world record while raising awareness of swimming and water safety at the Walter V. Graham Aquatic Center in Vacaville and at The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Suisun City.

It’s part of an attempt Friday to set a new Guinness World Records mark for the world’s largest swimming lesson in unison with tens of thousands of people at pools around the world. A team of 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents hold the current record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, according to promotional material for the world record bid.

The swim lesson record attempt is free to participants at both sites, and begins at 8 a.m. and lasts 30 minutes.

Pre-registration for the record attempt in Vacaville is required by Tuesday and available at Three Oaks, McBride and Ulatis community centers. The Graham Aquatic Center is located at 1100 Alamo Drive in Vacaville. For more information, call 469-4028 or visit http://wlsl.org or www.cityofvacaville.com.

The Kroc Center targets children ages 1 to 14 for its part in the world record attempt. Organizers there are seeking volunteer instructors to augment a cadre of at least 10 existing instructors. For more information, call the Kroc Center at 439-7899. The center is located at 586 E. Wigeon Way in Suisun City.

Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Nebraska.

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