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Worlds of Fun Participates in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson


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, or at Worlds of Fun is open daily through August 18th. Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are now one park, for one price.

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.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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