A record 187 participants took part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson session hosted at Sailfish Splash Waterpark last Thursday. The number bests last year’s participation by more than 76 percent.
In each of the last four years, Sailfish Splash Waterpark has united with aquatic facilities in 26 countries, to set a new Guinness World Record to raise awareness about water safety for children.
Drowning remains the leading cause of unintended injury related death for children between the ages of 1 and 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14.
Research shows that formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent. To that end, Sailfish Splash Waterpark provides a full schedule of swimming lessons for kids of all skill levels, with collaboration from the Children’s Services Council in the form of “swim lesson scholarships.”