Sunday, August 10

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RELAY RACE

Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children in Arizona and it is 100% preventable.

More than 220 swimmers from Arizona attempted to break the current Guinness World Record one-hour relay swim from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Paradise Valley Pool.

Joe Zemaitis, founder and president of the Foundation for Aquatic Safety and Training (FAST), organized the event. FAST is about kids saving kids; young swimmers serve as ambassadors or "FAST Talkers" and conduct community outreach to various schools to educate kids about water safety.

They are preparing for an even bigger event and are asking for 3,600 swimmers for May when they try and set a new world record in a 24-hour-relay.

If you're interested in participating or would like further information, go to .