We were invited as media to attend the event. No additional compensation was received.
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children ages 1-14. Research shows that if a child doesn’t learn to swim before the 3rd grade, they likely never will. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is designed to draw attention to this issue, and encourage participation in swimming lesson programs.
Last week tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world united for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. Aquatica was proud to be one of those facilities and encouraged all of their guests to join in this special event.
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. I had a chance to talk one on one with Rowdy about the event, including offering the number one tip every Mom should know. Listen in on the video below:
This was our 2 year old’s first-ever swim lesson, and our 5 year old’s 4th consecutive summer of swim lessons. Because we live in Florida and are around water nearly year-round, we understand the importance of teaching children water safety. The swim lessons held last week at Aquatica were 30 minutes in length and offered a wealth of information for parents and kids.
The 140 guests who joined Aquatica for The World’s Largest Swim Lesson received certificates of completion and became world record holders! Head to The World’s Largest Swim Lesson website to learn more about the program and how you and your family can get involved in water safety.