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Swimmers go for Guinness record

A Guinness Records attempt will be made at three Surrey pools on Friday. - City of Surrey photo
A Guinness Records attempt will be made at three Surrey pools on Friday.
— image credit: City of Surrey photo

Are you a novice swimmer, do you want to be a world record holder?

As a windup to Water Safety Week, City of Surrey pools are offering free swimming lessons on June 20 as part of a Guinness World Record attempt at hosting the World's Largest Swim Lesson (multiple venues).

The current record from 2011 is 19,322 participants in a lesson that simultaneously involved 225 locations in Florida.

Surrey is making available three locations on Friday from 8-10 a.m.: The Newton Recreation Centre (13730 72 Ave.), South Surrey Indoor Pool (14655 17 Ave.) and Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre (16555 Fraser Hwy.)

Each two-hour "lesson" is split into 30-minutes slots into which participants can register.

There are three ways to register as part of our world record attempt: Register in person at your local pool, call 604-501-5100 or visit http://bit.ly/1kYzAub

For more information and registration codes, visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15353.aspx

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