Kirksville Helps Set Record for World’s Largest Swim Lesson

The Kirksville Aquatic Center was an official host location for today’s attempt to set a new record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. About 40 people took part in the 30-minute swimming lesson at the Aquatic Center, joining participants at locations in 46 states and 24 countries. Aside from setting a record, the purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim. More than 20,000 in 45 states and 13 countries partricipated in last year’s event.