City Pool Takes Part in World Record Attempt

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Eighty-one people joined an effort to break a world record when it comes to swimming lessons on Friday. They gathered at Westover Pool in Harrisonburg to take part in the world's largest swim lesson.

The event was organized by World Waterpark Association in a nationwide effort to raise awareness for water safety. It's those swimming lessons that parents say are such a good thing for their kids.

"Well this has been something they look forward to each year. We've been doing this for several years now. Each of the children look forward to climbing the ranks and going up to each new level. It's almost a right of passage for summer," shared parent, James Richardson.

More than 40,000 participants registered for this year's event, far surpassing last year's numbers.

They won't know if they succeeded in breaking the record for a few weeks. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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