World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ - June 3, 2010

Jun 02, 2010, 11:40 ET from The World's Largest Swimming Lesson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The World's Largest Swimming Lesson:

Who: More than 10,000 children on four continents are expected to participate in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ to help beat the second leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-14. Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines along with hundreds of kids and families will be on site at the WLSL headquarters location at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon to participate in the event.

What: The World's Largest Swimming LessonGuinness World Record attempt for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.

When: Thursday June 3, 2010

9:00 am: Media check-in begins

9:45 am:   WLSL event kick off at the wave pool

10:00 am: WLSL official world record attempt lesson begins

Where: The World's Largest Swimming LessonHeadquarters Location

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Walt Disney World Resort

1500 W Buena Vista Drive

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Why: The World's Largest Swimming Lessonwas created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives tm  – tragically, drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-14. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim before the 3rd grade, they likely never will.


Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and WLSL spokesperson Rowdy Gaines will be available for interviews, visuals of 500+ children participating in the world record attempt lesson taking place simultaneously in 9 countries and 35 states/territories in the US.

Please Call for Media Access and Parking/ WLSL Event Contact:

Beth Root:  Cell: (913) 544-5734, Email:

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