As part of a world record attempt organized by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, more than an estimated 80,000 California students from over 350 schools jumped rope simultaneously at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.
Camino Pablo Elementary School had 338 students jumping rope on their blacktop for a span of 10 minutes. During the 10 minutes, the students had to continuously jump without stopping for more than 10 seconds, in order for them to officially count toward the record.
If the estimated number of participating students is accurate, it would smash the old record of 59,000 previously set in Australia. An official count has not yet been released.