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City View: Help us break a world record

By: Courtesy of the city of Roseville
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Imagine being part of a world record setting team.

Kids in the Roseville area have a chance to do just that at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 14. The Roseville Aquatics Complex will serve as an official host location for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson, which is an international Guinness World Record attempt taking place at pools and water parks around the globe to focus attention on the vital importance of teaching kids to swim.

Tragically, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1 to 14. Research shows that if a child doesn't learn to swim before the third grade, they likely never will.

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson was created to help spread the word that swimming lessons save lives. Swimming is one of life's great pleasures and we want to keep it that way.

For more information on how your child may pre-register for free to take part in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson, visit our website at www.roseville.ca.us/wlsl or call the Mike Shellito Indoor Pool at (916) 774-5957.

The city of Roseville has lessons year-round for all ages and in the summer, lessons expand to each of our three pools. For a complete list of our summer swim lesson offering, download our recreation guide at www.roseville.ca.us/guide.

City View is a weekly column provided by the City of Roseville's Public Affairs and Communications Department. The following article was submitted by the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department.