YMCA Media Contact:
Paula Spreitzer Oxler
For Immediate Release
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Set For June 20, 2014
Tens of thousands of kids around the globe set to flutter kick their way to a new Guinness World Record™
Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark Partners with the Y to Serve as an Official Host Location
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Hundreds of kids will flock to Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark to participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Friday, June 20th, to promote the importance of water safety. The swim lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at all four Schlitterbahn Waterparks simultaneously on the 20th at 9:30 am Central Time in a coordinated attempt to break the Guinness World Record.
Schlitterbahn and the Y hope to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age to prevent drowning.
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! The 2013 WLSL event generated more than 50 million media impressions, spreading the event’s important message to hundreds of thousands of families.
About Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, Kansas is entering its 5th full season. The fourth waterpark in the Schlitterbahn family of waterparks, the park features a Master Blaster™ uphill water coaster, six tubing slides and chutes, four tubing rivers including the world’s longest tidal wave river, 13 mini slides for kids, six relaxing beaches, a giant hot tub with a swim-up refreshment bar and more. In 2014, Schlitterbahn Kansas City opens the World’s Tallest Waterslide – Verrückt! Visit www.Schlitterbahnnews.com for more information.
About YMCA of Greater Kansas City: With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is committed to strengthening communities. The Y engages men, women and children—regardless of age, income or background—to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Serving the Kansas City area since 1860, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Visit www.KansasCityYMCA.org for more information.