Potomac Swim School Participates in Guinness World Record Attempt

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Potomac Swim

Team WLSL™ Ready to Set New World Record on June 18, 2013

Largest Simultaneous Swim Lesson Sends the Message that Swimming Lessons

Save Lives to Millions Around the Globe.

Potomac Swim School in Ashburn, VA Serving as an Official Host Location for this event.

Ashburn, VA…On  Tuesday, June 18, 2013, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth consecutive year to set a new Guinness World Record™.  The global record attempt for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) will take place at 11:00 a.m. EST (3:00 p.m. GMT).

Locally, swim students at Potomac Swim School, located at 21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite 107, Ashburn, VA 20147 will participate to help shatter the existing record of 24,873 participants worldwide.  For more information, please contact Potomac Swim School at 703-726-2500, www.potomacswimschool.com.

Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related deaths for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under age 14.  Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1-4, yet many children do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

“We are excited to participate because not only is this event part of the Guinness record, our children are enthusiastic to both swim and use this event to help spread the message throughout our local community,” says Donna Boone, president of Potomac Swim School.


Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries across five continents.  The 2012 WLSL event generated more than 29 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.  Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting www.WLSL.org.


Potomac Swim School (PSS) was founded by owner Donna Boone in 2001 to teach children to swim in a safe, caring, positive, and fun environment.  They also strive to encourage the development of children’s’ self-esteem, confidence, responsibility, and love of the water.  PSS offers an exclusive curriculum based on current educational research and childhood development information, and strives to foster in children a love and respect of the water, and teach them life-saving skills that can potentially save their lives, or the lives of someone else, one day.  The facility, located at 21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite 107, Ashburn, VA 20147, also hosts special events such as birthday parties.  For more information, contact Potomac Swim School at 703-726-2500, www.potomacswimschool.com.


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