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Aquatica to host world’s largest swimming lesson

by Banks Lee

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Aquatica is hosting the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson this Thursday, June 18, inviting guests to participate, help set a world record and help save lives.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Big Surf Shores at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, with registration and animal meet-and-greets. The lesson will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. and each participant will receive a special certificate upon completion.

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines will also be onsite to lend a helping hand with the lesson.

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. Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record at 10 a.m. EST. 

Admission is required to participate in the swimming lesson at Aquatica and is included with admission for Pass Members. Those interested in participating must RSVP prior to the event by emailing [email protected]

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