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World's Largest Swimming Lesson held Friday

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 9:26 am

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Berlin Branch of the Sarasota YMCA took part today in a worldwide swimming lesson.

The free swimming lesson was done in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record -- and more importantly -- to stress the importance of swimming safety.

The team at the Sarasota Y says they were just a very small portion of this record-breaking attempt called the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson that was going on around the world all at the same time Friday morning.

The Sarasota Family YMCA at Potter Park and the Boys & Girls Club on Fruitville Road also participated in the event.

Even if they don't set a new record, the Y's aquatics director says swimming safety is really the main purpose.

They'll find out at a later date if they set a world record.

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