YMCA holds world's largest swimming lesson

Thousands of children at YMCAs nationwide jumped into the water today for the world's largest swimming lesson. The large swimming lesson, sponsored by the YMCA,

The world record was broken to stress the

The world record was broken to stress the importance of learning to swim. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

PATCHOGUE - Thousands of children at YMCAs nationwide jumped into the water today for the world's largest swimming lesson.

Here on Long Island, 35 pre-K students took part in a swimming lesson at the Patchogue YMCA to help set the Guinness World Record.

The large swimming lesson, sponsored by the YMCA, was done to stress the importance of children learning to swim at an early age. Swimming instructors say they also put an emphasis on water safety.

The YMCA of Long Island says it gives more than 22,000 swimming lessons a year.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say they found a man dead inside 1 Police: Man found dead inside Farmingville home
The unidentified body was discovered near Seaview and 2 Police: Body of young man found in Massapequa Preserve
Detectives say Jeffrey Plummer fired at least 3 Police ID suspect sought for opening fire outside Coram home
Long Island Boat Show being held at Grumman 4 LI's largest boat show this weekend in Bethpage
Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, 5 House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE