10th annual World's Largest Swim Lesson comes to the stateline

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Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- The YMCA of Rock River Valley is trying to make a splash in the book of world records by participating in the 10th annual world's largest swim lesson.

Community members across the stateline joined YMCA staff in free swim lessons all to become a part of a world record and raise awareness for water safety.

The international event takes place in communities and countries across five continents over the course of 24 hours, spreading the word about how swim lessons can save lives.