Piggott participates in World's Largest Swimming Lesson

PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) – Swimming is the best way to cool off from a hot summer day but it can be dangerous. The Piggott Parks and Recreation Department was one of several participates to be a part of the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.

"We had a lot of people come from different towns so it's not just our community that is in this event," said Lifeguard Taylor Davis. "We are very excited to have everyone come."

Project Coordinator, Morgan Mikel wanted to be a part of spreading the importance of safe swimming.

"We really just want to get the point out there that swimming lessons do save lives," she said. "Everyone needs to participate in swimming lessons."

The lessons were not just about safety in the pool. Instructors also made sure to emphasize the importance of safety while playing around a pool.

"Drowning is one of the number one causes of infant deaths in the United States," Mikel said.

The final number of participants worldwide won't be posted until after all water parks and pools are accounted for. Piggott had a final total of 85 participants.

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