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Sun Splash participating in World’s Largest Swim Lesson Thursday

By Staff | Jun 19, 2024

Sun Splash Family Waterpark will be participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson Thursday, June 20.

This free safety lesson will be held from 9:30 – 10 a.m., one hour before the park opens at the waterpark. Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/WLSL24.

Everyone who pre-registers and completes the lesson will receive two free tickets that can be used at any time during the 2024 operating season.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer. The program is supported by leading aquatics and safety organizations around the world and takes place at all types of aquatic facilities from waterparks to public pools and swim schools.

WLSL serves as a platform to help communities build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the number one cause of death for U.S. children ages 1-4, and second leading cause for ages 5-14. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows risk of drowning can be reduced by 88% if children participate in formal swimming lessons between the ages of 1-4.

The WLSL is a mission to make everyone aware that swim lessons are vital.

The event brings together tens of thousands of individuals from hundreds of communities around the globe who all participate in the same lesson on June 20 to raise awareness about drowning and the fact that swimming is a vital life-saving skill that every child should learn – spreading the message that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. This issue is truly a matter of life and death for children and adults around the world. Drowning and non-fatal drowning impacts families everywhere around the world, regardless of geography, race or economics.

Sun Splash Family Waterpark is located at 500 W. Lake Kennedy Drive, Cape Coral.