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Memphis tries for record swim lesson

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis could have set a new Guinness World record on Tuesday at the Bickford's swimming pool as a part of the world's largest swim lesson.

Thousands of swimmers across the Mid-South and the globe took part in the possible record-breaking swim lesson.

The swimmers at Bickford practiced rescues and going under the water.

Shantesie Bonds knows this group is going to break the Guinness World Record.

"It's very fun," she said.

"I think it's going to be hard, but I think I can at least try," added Darius Stewart. "The best thing to do."

The record to beat is 24,873 participants representing 15 countries across five continents.

That's not the only thing that got Mikayla McNutt's attention. Statistics show drowning is the second leading cause of unintended injury-related death in kids ages 1 to 14.

Mikayla is 9.

"It's hard for me to see kids who are drowning," she said. "If only I could just help them. I'm going to grow up to be a lifeguard to help them."

Win or lose, that is what the world's largest swim lesson is all about.

Lesson learned.

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