Hawaiian Falls Waco to host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Thurs, 6/14-2012
READY: Thousands of kids and adults around the world will come together to set a new record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™. Hawaiian Falls is Waco’s exclusive official Host Location for the 2012 record-setting event, taking place at 10 a.m.
WET: Barring severe weather or lightning, the swim lesson will go on rain or shine.
GO: Interview Hawaiian Falls and American Red Cross officials about the importance of water safety.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday June 14
Hawaiian Falls Waco
900 Lake Shore Drive
On Thursday, June 14, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the world will come together to set a new record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). Hawaiian Falls Waco is an official Host Location for the 2012 WLSL record-setting event, taking place at 10 a.m.
“Parents understand how important it is to protect their children by using car seats and requiring bike helmets,” said Stephen Foster, General Manager of Hawaiian Falls Waco. “We’re want to place the same emphasis on teaching kids to swim.”
Drowning remains the second leading cause of injury related death of children under 14 and a leading cause of death for children ages 1-5. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4.
In 2010, the inaugural WLSL event established the Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Last year’s WLSL event grew more than 400% with 20,000+ participants representing 13 countries around the globe and 45 states in the US.
WLSL participants can register at http://www.hfalls.com/waco. Participants must register by 9:45 a.m. Thursday, June 14. Hawaiian Falls is offering a special discounted ticket online for $13.99, which gets participants in the park for the event, then they can stay and play all day.
Hawaiian Falls offers swimming lessons for all ages and all skill levels at the waterpark. The next session begins June 18 – June 28. Classes are available from 8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. or 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. For more information, call Susan Kruizinga at 972-232-2917 or email email@example.com.
Daily admission prices are $24.99 for anyone 48 inches or taller; $19.99 seniors (60 years and older) and children under 48 inches tall. Children two and under are admitted free with a parent or guardian. Season passes are valid for daily admission to all five Hawaiian Falls in Texas at no additional charge. Hawaiian Falls Waco is open daily 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday nights until 8 p.m. now through Labor Day. More information is available at hfalls.com.
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