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Join in a Guinness World Record attempt at AquaZone

News Article Date: 
Monday, 30 May 2016

Have you ever dreamt of breaking a Guinness World Record?

This could be your chance!

AquaZone’s swim school will be one of 500 locations in 23 countries to participate in the world’s largest swimming lesson on June 24.

Now in its seventh year, the event is designed to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning, while allowing people from around the world to feel the excitement of being part of an official world record attempt.

The 2015 Royal Life Saving Society’s National Drowning Report highlighted that between July 1 2014 and June 20 2015, 271 people drowned in Australian waterways.

The current record for the largest swimming lesson, 36,564, was set in 2015.

This figure is expected to be blown out of the water this year, with more than 40,000 people expected to take part.

The event, for children aged five to 12, will start at 3pm with each child receiving an official certificate of completion.

AquaZone Manager Ray Smith said that there was an aura surrounding Guinness World Record attempts.

“We are really excited to be included as an official location for the event,” he said.

“As soon as you mention Guinness World Records everyone gets excited, especially kids.

“So many kids dream of being able to break an official world record and for local primary students, that dream can become a reality on June 24.

“The time of this year’s event lines up perfectly for Victorians, with most primary schools finishing early for the last day of term giving kids time to get to AquaZone ahead of the record attempt.”

Participation is free.

Registrations can be completed at

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