Blue Buoy Swim School is honored to be selected for the 3rd year as the West Coast hub for this unique event. This Guinness World Record attempt invites participants from all around the world to join in a simultaneous swim lesson to promote water safety and the fact that swim lessons save lives. Organized by the World Waterparks Association and supported by several other aquatic related organizations, including the Swim for Life Foundation, this event brought together nearly 20,000 swimmers from 6 continents, 20 countries and 48 states in 2011. If we are successful in breaking last year’s total number of students, all participants will receive a certificate acknowledging that they are a World Record Holder.
As the West Coast hub for this event, National Spokesperson and 3-time Olympian Janet Evans, will be announcing the event to extensive media coverage. Janet is also a member of the Blue Buoy family as her two young children are current Blue Buoy students.
The Orange County Fire Authority will bring an engine unit and will provide valuable water safety materials.Swim for Life Foundation volunteers will also be distributing Safer 3 Drowning Prevention materials.
This event has helped bring worldwide attention to the fact that drowning continues to be a leading cause of unintentional death around the globe. It is estimated that over one million people will drown this year. Learning to swim could drastically reduce that number and we at Blue Buoy are proud to have taught over 200,000 people to swim over the past 56 years. But we know that it takes thousands of schools and learn to swim programs to realize this goal of reducing the preventable drowning worldwide. Please support this event and join us in promoting the fact that “swim lessons save lives”!
“I got this place recommended by a neighbor. It’s nice since they have a small shallow pool instead for young kids and a larger pool outside for big kids. We signed my ve month old up for parent and me lessons. It was nice. They taught us a few tips and they did a few group songs. The nice thing is that your rst lesson is a trial and they have lots of times on Saturdays. Oh and the pools are heated.”