Swimmers try to make a splash in the record books - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Swimmers try to make a splash in the record books

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Swimmers in San Diego gathered Tuesday morning, hoping to make a splash in the record books.

Fourteen pools in San Diego county participated in an attempt to stage the world's largest swim lesson.

The hour-long lesson was synchronized with pools around the world. The goal was to gather 25,000 participants.

This is the third year the event has been held. Organizers say it's designed to promote water safety.

"The whole idea behind this event is swimming lessons save lives. We encourage parents to enroll their kids in swimming lessons," aquatic supervisor Becky Jackman-Beeler said.

Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among kids ages 1 to 4.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Three-alarm fire at Brown Field

    Three-alarm fire at Brown Field

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:09:14 GMT
    An explosive three-alarm fire engulfed three hangars at Brown Field Tuesday, causing an estimated $700,000 worth of damage and forcing a several-hour closure of the municipal airport's runways. 
    An explosive three-alarm fire engulfed three hangars at Brown Field Tuesday, causing an estimated $700,000 worth of damage and forcing a several-hour closure of the municipal airport's runways. 
  • Lane-splitting is legal, but should it be?

    Lane-splitting is legal, but should it be?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:08:47 GMT
    If you've ever been stuck sitting in traffic, you've probably seen motorcyclists cutting through lanes and whizzing by. It's a move called lane-splitting, and while it's potentially dangerous, it's perfectly legal. 
    If you've ever been stuck sitting in traffic, you've probably seen motorcyclists cutting through lanes and whizzing by. It's a move called lane-splitting, and while it's potentially dangerous, it's perfectly legal. 
  • Family of victim prepares to face drunk driver

    Family of victim prepares to face drunk driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:07:17 GMT
    A North County family is mourning the loss of a young father as they prepare to face the driver accused of killing him in court. 
    A North County family is mourning the loss of a young father as they prepare to face the driver accused of killing him in court. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.