‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ held around the world


Over 200 children and adults in Seaside Heights took part in a world swimming lesson event.

The “World’s Largest Swim Lesson” was held around the world Thursday to promote swimming safety.

The Seaside Heights event was led by Middletown native and Olympic bronze medal-winner Tom Wilkens.

“Even Olympic swimmers have to be cautious and careful around the water because even if you’re a proficient swimmer, things can always happen to put you in dangerous situations,” he said. “We always want to promote water safety, especially for people who are beginners.”

Wilkens earned his medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 200-meter medley.

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