world record event in Kingwood
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Kingwood Day Camp campers participated in a world record setting event, “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” on Tuesday, June 18. The event was a national event that included more than 20,000 kids and adults on five different continents. The record-breaking, life-saving, Guinness World Record ™ setting event was held at the Kingwood Country Club Water Park, and in many other water parks, pools and swim centers throughout the country. It was hosted simultaneously at 10:00am CST in an attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record ™ of 24,873 participants. This annual event is designed to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim, to spread the world that Swimming Lessons Save Lives! ™. The lifeguards of the Kingwood Water Park worked in conjunction with the counselors of the Kingwood Day Camp to teach a swim lesson to campers, ages 5—12 years old. The lesson included safety demonstrations, stroke instruction, and pool familiarity. Official judges for the event were Mr. Rich Hooper and Dr. Ronald Kerr. Both serve on the Fitness and Sports Center Committee and the Kingwood Country Club, and are active Members of the club. The judges verified each participant and confirmed the activity was accomplished. Their verification was sent to the Guinness Book of World Records to be considered as part of the national event. Day campers receive an official commemorative certificate. For more information about the Kingwood Day Camp, please call the Kingwood Country Club at 281-348-2205.