The world's largest swim lesson took place all around the world Friday morning. Swimmers jumped in the pool at Southern to help break the record. MSSU Director of Aquatics and Wellness Heather Arnold tells News Talk KZRG the real goal is to bring awareness to the fact that drowning is one of the biggest causes of death in kids.
"It's a big cause of death in children, but also adults who maybe haven't learned to swim or swim well. It can definitely be something that they don;t realize that they're getting into or they can get in a bad situation or a panic."
11-year-old Brylee Crews says even though she's a pretty good swimmer, she was still able to learn a few things.
"We were taught different ways to swim better and safer, and they also taught us different ways to get to the shallow area safely and calmly."
About 20 kids and adults turned out for today's lesson.