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Jennings, Larson Set to Participate in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

6/18/2014

Christine Jennings (small)USA Swimming National Team members Christine Jennings (Longmont, Colo.) and Breeja Larson (Mesa, Ariz.) will help kids understand the fundamentals of swimming and teach the importance of water safety at the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Friday.

Hundreds of aquatic centers, pools and waterparks around the world will simultaneously participate in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson in an attempt to set a fifth Guinness World Record™. Jennings will join Water World in Denver for her appearance, while Larson will be in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona at SWIMkids USA.   

“Swimming is not only the best sport, but it’s a life-saving skill,” said Larson. “It's an activity you can do at any age and make friends for life. It's very gratifying and empowering knowing how to swim as well as competing in swimming. Swimming has helped me learn discipline, time management and live a healthier, happier and fuller life."

Jennings and Larson’s appearance is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmers to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit SwimToday.org.