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Published on June 03, 2013

Rush-Copley Healthplex Serving as an Official Host Location for
World’s Largest Swim Lesson™

Aurora, IL – On Tuesday, June 18, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL).  Join Rush-Copley Healthplex, 1900 Ogden Avenue in Aurora, on Tuesday, June 18, as we help set a new Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1 to 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents.

Please note the Guinness World Record™ attempt begins precisely at 10 a.m.  Everyone participating in the record attempt must be registered, in position and ready to begin the lesson well before the official start time for the lesson.

For more information go to WLSL.org or contact Roz Poi, Rush-Copley Healthplex at roz.poi@rushcopley.com or call 630-978-6741.

For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager
630-978-4912
Courtney.Satlak@rushcopley.com

If you need to reach someone after business hours, please call 630-978-6200 and ask the operator to page the marketing representative on call.