Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.

Locally, Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Shreveport will be the host site for the global record attempt for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). Team WLSL holds the current record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries.

This is not only a fun event, but it's also an important learning experience. According to a Splash Kingdom news release, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. We've heard from multiple sources that learning how to swim can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4.

Splash Kingdom is located at 7670 West 70th Street. Kids ages 3 and up are eligible to participate in the group swim lesson, with check-in beginning at 9 tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The record attempt begins at 10AM. Participants and guardians can stay afterward for $10, plus tax, each.


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