Gainesville pools to participate in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson | News

Gainesville residents will have the opportunity to once again participate in a record-setting swim lesson.

In 2010, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was introduced by the World Waterpark Association. Seven years later, the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is continuing its efforts to help the organization set another world record — all while raising awareness about how important it is to learn how to swim.

Last year, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson had a total of 40,298 participants in 24 countries. Gainesville city pools had 253 participants.

On June 22 at 10 a.m., three city pools — Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool, Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool and H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool — will host…

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