Enchong Dee says he just broke a Guinness Record, after successfully organizing what could be the world's largest swimming lesson in a single venue.
In an Instagram post yesterday, June 23, the actor-model-swimmer shared how around 1,800 children were taught basic swimming skills and about water safety in just one day.
"Today, we broke the Guinness world record for the most number of Children being taught basic swimming skills and water safety in one day. We had approximately 1,800 Filipino Kids in @aquaplanetph with @bertlozadaswimschool partnering with #HandogPalangoyNiEnchong. Let’s take part for a #DrownFreePhilippines," Enchong said.
The event is part of Enchong's advocacy to give free swimming lessons for indigent children. It's something he's been doing for a while now. Here's a snap from 2015, when he started with just 50 kids.
Enchong was part of the national swimming team and even competed in the 2006 Asian Games.
The last update published on the Guinness World Records website for the world's largest swimming lesson in a single venue was for 1,308 people in Florida back in 2014. They have yet to proclaim the record set by Enchong.
Congrats and great job, Enchong!