Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark hosted the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, June 22. Guests helped set a world record and participated in a swimming lesson instructed by Aquatica lifeguards. U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines was onsite to lend a helping hand with the lesson and meet participants. Each park Guest that participated received a special certificate upon completion.
Here you are some photos taken during this special event:
Drowning is one of the top five causes of death for children between the ages 1-14. Research has found if a child does not learn to swim before the 3rd grade, they likely never will. The World's Largest Swimming Lesson was created to draw attention to this fact and encourage participation in swimming lesson programs. Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world took part to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.
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