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: