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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Set for Tomorrow, June 20, 2014

By |2014-06-19T11:14:06+00:00June 19th, 2014|Kansas City|

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Paula Spreitzer Oxler
816.682.3168
paulaoxler@kansascityymca.org

Schlitterbahn Media Contact:
Layne Pitcher
913.312.3090
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www.schlitterbahnnews.com

For Immediate Release

WLSL Press Release 2014 PDF Version

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.

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Schlitterbahn Waterparks Host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2013

By |2013-06-12T14:51:29+00:00June 12th, 2013|Galveston Island, Kansas City, New Braunfels, Releases, South Padre Island|

Schlitterbahn Waterparks are host locations for the world-record-breaking largest simultaneous swimming lesson on June 18th, 2013.

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June 11, 2013 – Schlitterbahn Waterparks are participating in the world’s largest swimming lesson Tuesday, June 18th, 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 18th at 10:00 am Central Time in a coordinated attempt to break the Guinness World Record.   Schlitterbahn hopes to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age to prevent drowning.

The swim lesson for the world record attempt is free. Event participants receive discount admission to Schlitterbahn on June 18th immediately following their lesson. Details about discounts and event information can be found at www.schlitterbahn.com/wlsl.

“Giving your child the ability to swim is one of the best ways to keep them safe around water,” said Terri Adams, Schlitterbahn’s Chief Operating Officer.  “While we are looking forward to shattering the world record, we’re equally excited about getting more children water safe this summer.”

About Schlitterbahn: Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979.  The company operates Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, Kansas City, KS and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort, New Braunfels, TX, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are also welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.

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Schlitterbahn Waterparks Host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2012

By |2012-06-13T22:10:23+00:00June 13th, 2012|Corporate, Galveston Island, Kansas City, New Braunfels, News, Releases, South Padre Island|

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Schlitterbahn South Padre Island to Host the World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2018-06-10T04:50:37+00:00June 10th, 2018|Releases, South Padre Island|

MEDIA ADVISORY
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Who: Schlitterbahn South Padre Island to participate in the world’s largest swimming lesson put on by the World Waterpark Association. Thousands of children from around the globe are participating to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age.

What: The swimming lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Waterpark in a coordinated bring awareness about the important to learn how to swim. Each participant will receive a complimentary indoor season ticket, discounted admission for that day at $30 per person, and a certificate of participation.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:00 a.m.; Media check-in begins 8:30 a.m.

Where: Schlitterbahn South Padre Island, 100 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

Why: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™.

Interview/Visuals/Media Contact:
Mike Bigelow, Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Marketing Director, will be available for interviews.
Phone number: 956-533-3105
Email: mbigelow@schlitterbahn.com

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Schlitterbahn Galveston to Host World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2018-06-10T04:39:27+00:00June 10th, 2018|Galveston Island, Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Who: Schlitterbahn Galveston and the Galveston Island Beach Patrol will partner to participate in the world’s largest swimming lesson put on by the World Waterpark Association. Thousands of children from around the globe are participating to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age.

What: The swimming lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark in a coordinated attempt to bring awareness about the important to learn how to swim. Each participant at the event will receive a free ticket to return during Schlitterbahn Galveston’s Indoor Waterpark Season, a discount coupon valid for $5.50 off admission to the park following the lesson that day and a certificate of participation.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:00 a.m.; Media check-in begins 8:30 a.m.

Where: Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, 2026 Lockheed Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Why: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™.

Interview/Visuals/Media Contact:
Aaron Martinez, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Marketing Director, will be available for interviews.
Phone number: 409-996-3443
Email: amartinez@schlitterbahn.com

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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels to host the World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2018-06-10T04:19:20+00:00June 10th, 2018|New Braunfels, Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Who: Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Colin’s Hope will partner to participate in the world’s largest swimming lesson put on by the World Waterpark Association. Thousands of children from around the globe are participating to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age.

What: The swimming lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark in a coordinated attempt to bring awareness about the important to learn how to swim. Participants will receive a discounted admission ticket into the park once the lesson is over.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:00 a.m.; Media check-in begins 8:15 a.m.

Where: Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, 588 S. Union St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

Why: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™.

Interview/Visuals/Media Contact:
Winter Prosapio, Corporate Director of Communications, will be available for interviews.
Phone number: 830-743-1520
Email: winter@schlitterbahn.com

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Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi Waterpark to host World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2018-06-10T04:00:56+00:00June 10th, 2018|Corpus Christi, Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Who: Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi to participate in the world’s largest swimming lesson put on by the World Waterpark Association. Thousands of children from around the globe are participating to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age.

What: The swimming lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi Waterpark in a coordinated attempt to bring awareness about the important to learn how to swim. All participants in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson will be provided with free admission into the waterpark for June 21, 2018.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:00 a.m.; Media check-in begins 8:30 a.m.

Where: Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, 14353 Commodore Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Why: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™.

Interview/Visuals/Media Contact:
Amy Gazin, Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi Marketing Director, will be available for interviews.
Phone number: 361-815-1657
Email: agazin@schlitterbahn.com

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All Schlitterbahn Waterparks to participate in World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2017-06-09T12:30:02+00:00June 9th, 2017|Releases|

All Five Schlitterbahn Waterparks to participate in the world-record-breaking largest simultaneous swimming lesson on June 22nd, 2017.

June 22, 2017 – All five Schlitterbahn Waterparks are participating in the world’s largest swimming lesson Thursday, June 22nd, to promote the importance of water safety.  The swim lessons take place at hundreds of locations around the world, including at all five Schlitterbahn Waterparks, simultaneously on the 22nd in a coordinated attempt to break the Guinness World Record.   Schlitterbahn hopes to promote the importance of teaching children to swim at a young age to prevent drowning.

The swim lesson for the world record attempt is free. Event participants receive discount or free admission to Schlitterbahn on June 22nd immediately following their lesson. Details about event information can be found at each location’s media advisory: New BraunfelsGalvestonSouth Padre IslandKansas City and Corpus Christi.

“Giving your child the ability to swim is one of the best ways to keep them safe around water,” said Terri Adams, Schlitterbahn’s Chief Operating Officer.  “While we are looking forward to shattering the world record, we’re equally excited about getting more children water safe this summer.”

About Schlitterbahn: Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979.  The company operates Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Riverpark, Corpus Christi, Texas, Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, Galveston Island, TX, Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, Kansas City, KS and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort, New Braunfels, TX, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.

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Schlitterbahn Waterparks Ready for 2018 Summer Season

By |2018-04-09T14:53:51+00:00April 9th, 2018|Releases|

It’s that time of year again! Schlitterbahn Waterparks in Texas and Kansas City will open for the 2018 summer season. After chilly spring weather, Schlitterbahn is ready to open its doors for locals and tourists alike to enjoy our kickoff to summer. Each park will have a different opening date:

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island opens April 14, 2018.
Schlitterbahn Galveston opens April 21, 2018.
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels opens April 28, 2018.
Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi opens May 26, 2018
Schlitterbahn Kansas City opens May 25, 2018.

Along with celebrating a long awaited opening day, the parks will keep the good times rolling with events all summer long. Each event will feature special discounts and promotions for groups.

System wide each park will be celebrating the following events:

American Heroes Week: May 28 – June 1, 2018
National Women Learn to Surf Week: June 11–15, 2018 at all Schlitterbahn Waterparks locations
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson: June 21, 2018

For more information, feel free to check out www.schlitterbahn.com to see each park’s summer 2018 operating schedule and park hours.

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Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Ready for 2018 Summer Season and Events

By |2018-04-09T14:52:16+00:00April 9th, 2018|Releases|

It’s that time of year again! Schlitterbahn South Padre Island will open for the 2018 summer season on April 14th. After a long winter, the park is ready to open its doors for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the island early summer like weather.  Guests will be able to enjoy park staples such as our four uphill water coasters – The Tempest, Storm Chaser, Sea Blaster and Gale Force; the Boogie Bahn inland surf ride; two tube chutes – Pirate’s Plunge and Aqua Blanca; two, four-story slides; kiddie activity areas; swim-up bars; and our Rio Aventura transportainment river system – where tubers never have to leave the water when waiting to ride!

Along with celebrating the long awaited opening day, Schlitterbahn South Padre Island is going to keep the good times rolling with events at the park all summer long. Each event will feature special discounts and promotions for groups and don’t forget the newest, largest beachfront resort hotel on South Padre Island, Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, offers you the chance to wake up inside a waterpark while saving 40% or more on waterpark entry!  With multiple restaurants, gift shops and an indoor waterpark, it’s all right here. For more information, feel free to check out the Schlitterbahn South Padre Island events page:

School Days: April 14 through June 1, 2018
Mother’s Day: May 13, 2018
American Heroes Week: May 28 – June 1, 2018
Home School Days: June 4 – 11 & August 8 – 11
Island of Praise: June 9, 2018
National Women Learn to Surf Week: June 11 – 15, 2018 at all Schlitterbahn Waterparks locations
Boy Scout Days: June 11 – 16, 18 – 23 & August 14 – 20, 2018
Girl Scout Days: June 11 – 16 & 19 – 24, 2018
Father’s Day: June 17, 2018
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson: June 21, 2018
4H/FFA Days: June 26 – 30, 2018

For more information on the park’s summer 2018 schedule and park hours visit https://www.schlitterbahn.com/south-padre-island.

 

 

 

 

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