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Enchong Dee, over 1,800 kids break Guinness world record for largest swimming lesson

/ 03:11 PM June 23, 2019

Enchong Dee took part in a successful attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest swimming lesson in a single venue.

The 30-year-old actor and swimmer joined around 1,800 children in the attempt, in a waterpark in Clark, Pampanga, as per his Instagram post last Thursday, June 20.

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“Today, we broke the Guinness world record for the most number of Children being taught basic swimming skills and water safety in one day,” Dee said.

In a separate post by Aqua Planet — the venue for the record-breaking event — they revealed the specific number of people that participated in the attempt.

A total of 1,819 people had joined the swimming lesson at the waterpark, beating the current Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson in a single venue. The record has been officially held by a waterpark in Florida, United States, with 1,308 participants on June 20, 2014.

The waterpark still awaits the confirmation of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) and Guinness World Records for the attempt to beat the existing world record.

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Dee was part of the Philippine national swimming team and has participated in the Southeast Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games. His latest showbiz projects include starring in different episodes of “Maalala Mo Kaya” and in the 2018 TV drama series “The Blood Sisters”. JB

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