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      Kids learn to swim as part of world record attempt

      Friday afternoon, nearly 50 kids at the Delta County Northern Lights YMCA were learning how to swim.

      It was all a part of the fifth attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records largest simultaneous swimming lesson at multiple venues.

      Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for kids one to four years old. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children to swim in hopes of lower the number of these preventable deaths.

      The classes also teach water safety. Students enjoyed learned the life skills while taking part in a fun activity.

      "Sometimes the lifeguard can't save them so this helps them learning how to swim so they don't drown," says swimmer Jaycie Drossard. "It was a great opportunity and I'm so grateful I had to."

      This year, more than 800 locations from 48 states and 26 countries took part in the event.