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Swimmers at Bethesda Park pool will try to help break world record

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Pop on your goggles and throw on your bathing suit because it's time to help break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson.

On Thursday, more than 500 locations in the United States and around the world, including Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, are hosting simultaneous events to break the record in order to promote drowning prevention. The lesson begins at 11 a.m. and lasts for 45 minutes.

There must be at least 25 people involved in the swimming lesson or the location is disqualified from the event. If the record is broken, participants receive a world record-breaking certificate.

Everyone is allowed to participate in the event, but must be age 6 and older. Registration is also required. To save your spot, call 678-924-6334, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com or email Kristin Hahn at kristin.hahn@gwinnettcounty.com.

On Thursday, the lesson is $3 for Gwinnett residents and $6 for non-residents.

For more information about the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, visit www.wlsl.org.

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center is located at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.