OTTAWA, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 50 grade three students are gathering with Canadian Red Cross instructors in the town of Hampton, New Brunswick to set a new Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. They will be joining thousands of children and adults gathered in aquatic facilities around the globe to participate in swimming lessons at 11 am EST June 14th. The yearly event is held to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim in order to prevent drowning.
Who: Gena Folwer, director of leisure services for the town of Hampton and Canadian Red Cross master instructor swimming trainer
What: World's Largest Swimming Lesson
When: June 14th, 12 pm AT, 11 am EST
Where: Hampton Community Pool, 808 Main Street
The Canadian Red Cross has been helping to keep Canadians safe in, on and around water since 1946, and trained over 1.2 million Canadians in water safety last year. For more information about Canadian Red Cross swimming and water safety programs, or for safety tips, visit www.redcross.ca/swim.
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Canadian Red Cross Media Line