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Join the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at North Clackamas Aquatic Park June 20

The North Clackamas Aquatic Park is participating in this year’s World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ June 20 at 8 a.m.

The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces through this event to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning.

Water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the world will host local lessons simultaneously at 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents.

The cost is $3 for North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District residents; $5 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so call (503) 557-SURF today to sign up.

The Aquatic Park is located at 7300 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie. The public is invited to join in the fun at the free 30-minute swim lesson followed by a 60-minute open swim.

Research shows that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children ages 1-4. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local communities and organizations work together to promote water safety.

For more information, contact: Jason Amos, Aquatic and Recreation Supervisor,; (503) 794-8017 or Annie Pierce, Marketing Communications Manager,; (503) 742-4354.

REGISTRATION: (503) 557-SURF and

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