Children and adults throughout San Diego County Tuesday will participate in an annual attempt to stage the world's largest synchronized swim lesson in hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record.
The fourth annual event, which starts at 8 a.m., is designed to draw attention to the importance of pool safety and reduce drowning incidents, according to World's Largest Swimming Lesson, which comprises several agencies, including the American Red Cross, National Parks and Recreation Association, the United States Swim School Association, World Waterpark Association, and others.
Last year, more than 24,000 people participated in the event worldwide, besting 2011's total of more than 20,000.
This year, tens of thousands of children and adults are expected to participate at more than 700 locations spread across five continents.
San Diego County locations are:
-- Aqua Pros Swim School, 4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego
-- Cameron Family YMCA, 10123 Riverwalk Drive, Santee
-- Loma Verde Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista
-- Davis Family YMCA, 8881 Dallas St., La Mesa
-- Fletcher Hills Center and Pool, 2345 Center Place, El Cajon
-- Floaties Swim School, 13180 Poway Road, Poway
-- Floaties Swim School No. 2, 851 Showroom Place, Chula Vista
-- La Mesa Municipal Pool, 5100 Memorial Drive, La Mesa
-- McGrath Family YMCA, 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley;
-- Mount Carmel High School Pool, 9550 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego
-- Noonan Family Swim School, 6070 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad
-- Noonan Family Swim School, 10710 Thornmint Road, San Diego
-- South Bay Family YMCA, 1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista;
-- The Plunge at the Wave House Athletic Club, 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego
-- Washington Park Pool, 501 N. Rose St., Escondido
-- Waterworks Aquatics, 2704 Gateway Road, Carlsbad
-- Woodland Park Pool, 671 Woodland Park Way, San Marcos