Congratulations, Team WLSL! For the sixth year in a row, your work and commitment have helped to set a new (unofficial) world record for the largest swimming lesson conducted in a 24 hour period around the globe.
While there are still a few locations trickling in, we have submissions totaling 37,750+ participants, topping our 2014 record of 36,564! This includes lessons at 478 locations. All proof of performance will be submitted to Guinness for official approval before we send out our final press release.
We send a big thank you to our host locations in 22 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, Germany, India, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
We have reports from an additional 109 locations that conducted the WLSL lesson with fewer than 25 participants. Locations need a minimum of 25 participants to be included in the official Guinness World Record, but these facilities certainly qualify as champions for our global effort to help spread the vital message that Swimming Lessons Save Lives!
We truly appreciate all your efforts. We are so grateful to all our host locations, supporting organizations and the local and national media that make this life-saving event possible.
More details and success stories to come. Woot!