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Schlitterbahn seeks world record, hosts all inclusive swim lesson

Posted June 22

— For anyone wanting to enjoy summer fun and break a world record, Schlitterbahn Water Park is the place to be.

The park is hosting a free swimming lesson on Thursday and is hoping to break the world record for the world's largest swimming lesson. And to be a part of the record all people have to do is show up.

The 2016 attempt did break records. More than 40,000 people participated worldwide.

In 2017, event planners are hoping for even more.

Pre-registration at Schlitterbahn is closed but the park says people can still show up.

Schlitterbahn asks people to come between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., with the event starting at 10 a.m.

One-hundred people are expected to attend the event at Schlitterbahn.

Organizers hope the event helps kids learn a life-saving skill.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children one to 14 years old.

Organizers want to change that fact, which is why the event is free.

Children who attend Thursday's event will learn to float, kick and how to blow bubbles. They will also learn about sun safety and how to apply sunscreen.

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