World's Largest Swimming Lesson: South Florida participating in nationwide event

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Friday morning people from across South Florida and the world will be diving into the World's Largest Swimming Lesson.

The free swimming lessons start at 11 a.m.

The classes are all synchronized to be teaching the same lessons at the same time.

Click here to find a pool near you that's taking part in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. 

In Delray Beach, the police department is using the event as a way to launch a new program offering swimming lessons to the community.

They say officers have pledged to give lessons to help teach more people how to swim.

In April,  Dairion Demesier, 6, and Jean Orilas, 10, were found dead in a pool in Delray Beach.

"We want to try and prevent this from happening again because it affects obviously the family, but it affects the community as well," Delray Beach Police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

Officers will be at Pompey Park's pool for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson on Friday to help teach more people how to swim.

"(We'll) try and get them comfortable in the water, let's go out there and do something so we can prevent those types of things from happening," Guerriero said.

People who can't make it to the pool for the event can join in on social media.

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