WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT WATER SAFETY BY PARTICIPATING IN
THE WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON™, JUNE 22
Participants receive free park entry for the remainder of the day after lesson is complete
Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas has announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the iconic water park will be an official host venue in the global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson ™ (WLSL) on Thursday, June 22 at 9:45 a.m. Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite to set a new Guinness World Record™ while raising awareness about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention.
Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson with 40,000 participants representing 24 different countries but is hoping to better that number this year.
“We are excited to be participating in this fun, world record-setting swimming lesson for the fourth year in a row,” said Takuya Ohki, general manager at Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas. “Our park is a committed member of the Nevada Drowning Association and Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition, and we are proud to be a part of this global, life-saving event. The opportunity to help raise awareness about the significance of water safety is something very important to us.”
Tragically, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended injury related death for children ages 1 to 5, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows, participating in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children ages 1 to 4, yet many kids don’t receive formal swimming or water safety training.
Following the WLSL at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, participants can enjoy the park’s world-class slides and attractions for free. To participate, each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The WLSL covers a 30-minute, basic swim lesson that will be held in the Red Rock Bay wave pool.
To register, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com and click on the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event page. Availability is on first come, first served basis. Once the maximum 400 people is reached, registration will close. Each child who participates must have a parent assisting for one-on-one attention. Participants will be able to enjoy the water parks more than 25 slides and attractions after the lesson.
To learn more about the 2017 WLSL, visit WLSL.org.
Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas is now open for operations through Sunday, Oct. 1. Wet‘n’Wild is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information call 702-979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com to purchase a Season Pass.
About Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. In 2015, one of the parks most popular slides, Zipp Zapp Zoom, debuted a new and exciting addition, Slideboarding, the world’s first waterslide gaming experience. Slideboarding integrates gaming, skill, and competitive sports with the thrills of a water park. The property is a partnership between Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the majority owner and overseer of day-to-day operations, and Las Vegas investors through SPB Partners, one of Nevada’s first private equity funds. Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas was voted “Best Water Park” and “Best Aquatics Facility” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards. The park celebrates its fifth year of operation in 2017. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.