SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Thousands of children and adults in San Diego County are expected to take part Thursday in a worldwide attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest simultaneous swim lesson.
The annual event was founded in 2010 as a public outreach campaign to lessen the number of children who drown because they don't know how to swim, according to World's Largest Swimming Lesson.
The organization is made up of several agencies, including the American Red Cross, National Parks and Recreation Association, the United States Swim School Association, World Waterpark Association, and others.
Last year, more than 20,000 people in 13 countries and nearly every U.S. state participated. This year's event kicks off at 8 a.m. at the following 14 San Diego County sites:
-- Monroe Street Pool, 3401 Monroe St., Carlsbad;
-- Waterworks Aquatics, 2704 Gateway Road, Carlsbad;
-- Wave Waterpark, 101 Wave Drive, Vista;
-- Woodland Park Pool, 671 Woodland Parkway; San Marcos;
-- Murray Callan Swim School, 335 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos;
-- James Stone Pool, 131 W. Woodward Ave., Escondido;
-- Washington Park Pool, 2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido;
-- Noonan Family Swim School, 15555 Jimmy Durante Road, Del Mar;
-- Murray Callan Swim School, 1012 Law St., San Diego;
-- Noonan Family Swim School, 10710 Thornmint Road, San Diego;
-- Aqua Pros Swim School, 4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego;
-- Noonan Family Swim School, 2230 E. Jewel St., San Diego;
-- Davis Family YMCA, 8881 Dallas St., La Mesa; and
-- Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.