Edina Aquatic Center takes shot at two world records

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EDINA, Minn. - The Edina Aquatic Center is taking it's shot at two world records on Tuesday.

They're taking part in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, in which pools across the globe will hold swimming lessons at the same time to stress water safety. Last year 24,873 people took part in 15 different countries.

The Edina Aquatic Center is also hoping to break the world record for a single venue swimming lesson, which stands at 611 people.

Tuesday's record attempt was organized by the group Abbey's Hope. The group was launched after 6 year old Abbey Taylor of Edina died as a result of injuries sustained due to a faulty pool drain cover in 2008.

Anyone can show up at the Edina Aquatic Center Tuesday to take part in the swimming lesson. Everyone must be in the pool by 10 a.m.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt talks with Abbey's mother Katey Taylor.

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