Join SplashDown Beach on Friday, June 20th, 2014, as tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record™. The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at 3:00 p.m. GMT (11:00 a.m. ET, 8:00 a.m. PT.). Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents!
SplashDown Beach has partnered with the Wings Over Water School of Swimming to instruct the swim lesson. Wings Over Water, with locations in Brewster, NY and Fairfield, CT, provides professional instruction in learn-to-swim, tri-athlete training, water exercise and adaptive aquatics. Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended injury related death for children ages 1-5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
SplashDown Beach is an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2014 event. Parents are invited to learn more about water safety and this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org. To register, visit https://www.splashdownbeach.com/attractions/worlds-largest-swimming-lesson. Registered participants will receive $10 off the regular daily pass admission price.
SplashDown Beach, America’s Biggest Little Water Park, is located in Fishkill, New York, just 60 minutes from New York City. Owned and operated by Turk Hospitality Group since 2005, SplashDown Beach offers water fun and adventure for the whole family. Thrill seekers will experience an adrenaline rush on Arctic Plunge Racer, a 5-story mat racer that launches riders into a head-to-head drag race to the bottom, flying over vertical curve humps and gaining even more speed before landing at the finish line. Humunga Half-Pipe is New York’s only 4-story zero gravity half-pipe, and everyone is sure to make a splash with the Bullet Bowl, Monster Wave Pool, Croc Creek Lazy River, Coconut Pool and Rock Beach. Little ones will love Bob the Builder™ Splash Works™ with over 50 interactive water features and Dizzy’s Water Whirler, the first Bob the Builder™ ride of its kind. Boasting the best food in the water park business, SplashDown Beach offers hungry swimmers selections like Cosimo’s Pizza on the Boardwalk, Cosimo’s Shipwreck Grill & Café, and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Birthday parties, corporate picnics, family reunions and groups are welcome and private catering is available. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information contact (845) 897-9600 or www.splashdownbeach.com.