- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Tens of thousands of swimmers will try to set a new Guinness World Record this week for the world’s largest swimming lesson.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is hosting Thursday’s event as part of an effort to raise awareness of the risk of drowning and pool-related injuries among children.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., 500 children, ages 6-14, enrolled in summer swim classes at Miami-Dade Parks pools will be part of the simultaneous world-wide swimming lesson. Classes for ages 2 through adults at other times throughout the day.

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