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Utah kids participate in World's Largest Swim Lesson

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (ABC 4 Utah) - With the warming temperatures more and more people will be heading to the pool.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (ABC 4 Utah) - With the warming temperatures more and more people will be heading to the pool. That's why on Tuesday a world record attempt to have the world’s largest swimming lesson took place to raise awareness about how important swimming lessons are. Head life guard at the Northwest Recreation Center- Cynthia Yanotti says getting a child into swim lessons is a life lesson and the younger the better. She says “It's very important to get a child into a swim lesson as early as possible.”
For Claire Cajado a mother of two putting her 6-year-old Natalie in swim lessons wasn’t something she thought twice about. "I wanted her to be confident in the water and not be scared if she's dumped in water or finds herself alone. I want her to be able to survive."

According to the center for disease control and prevention 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.As for Yanotti she says there are basic principles to water safety and she personally instills these guidelines to anyone who teaches or takes swim lessons on her watch. She says “Every child should ask permission to get into the water. This instills safety and then the child gets familiar so that every time they want to go swimming they ask their parent or their guardian. So someone always knows your going. Also the buddy plan is also a good thing too,”

Yanotti told ABC 4 Utah one common misconception is thinking a life guard is a baby sitter. She says bottom line if your child is in the water keep an eye out.
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