Hawaiian Falls Attempts Record-Breaking Swim Lesson

Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 9:13 AM CDT
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Learn to Swim, Break a World Record Friday

NBC 5 News

Five North Texas Hawaiian Falls locations will attempt to break a world record Friday, June 20, 2014.

North Texas could break a Guinness World Record — all in the name of safety.

At all five Dallas-Fort Worth locations, Hawaiian Falls water parks will try to help set a new world record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson.

Hundreds of people are expected to swim in The Colony, Mansfield, Garland, White Settlement and Roanoke.

"The World Waterpark Association created the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ in 2010 as a platform to help aquatic facilities communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Now in its fifth year, this global event, scheduled for June 20, 2014, has reached more than 50,000 participants and spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to more than 100 million children and adults around the world," officials with the parks said in a news release.

The swim lesson begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Those who want to take part will need to register by 9:45 a.m. and then meet at the park's wave pool.  Participants will have to pay to get into the park -- admission is $19.99.

All ages are invited to participate and the lesson runs about 30 minutes from start to finish.

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