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Wild River Country needs swimmers to break World's Largest Swimming Record

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, tens of thousands of kids and adults at water parks and aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.

The global record attempt for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at Wild River Country at 10 a.m., Tuesday June 18.

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents.

"We're excited for kids here to be a part of a Guinness World Record™ setting team," stated Chris Shillcut, Vice President of Operations at Wild River Country. "This is a great event to spread the important message that swimming lessons saves lives."

Tragically, 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. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

Wild River Country is located at 6820 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock.