Kansas City, MO, USA (June 18, 2013) — Worlds of Fun announces joining forces with the nation’s top water safety and training organizations to present The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) today. The event, held simultaneously at waterparks, pools, and other aquatic facilities around the globe attempted to break the Guinness World Record.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. At 10am Central Time, Worlds of Fun hosted a curriculum based lesson for guests of all ages in conjunction with facilities around the world. The event will serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional, and state-wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations to work together and tell this important story on a national level.
Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. Research shows if a child doesn’t learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will.
The Oceans of Fun section will opened early for this event, and the event was free to anyone with park admission. The swim lesson took place from 10am – 10:30am, and wasl taught by Oceans of Fun lifeguards in order to promote water safety.
More information on this event can be found at worldslargestswimminglesson
Worlds of Fun is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN”. In addition to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, Cedar Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, five other waterparks, one indoor waterpark resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California, under a management contract.