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Visit Wet ’n’ Wild for free by participating in ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’

Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas is hoping to raise water safety awareness by giving guests a chance to cool down while smashing world records.

On Friday, June 24, Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas will play host to the global attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, organizers said in a news release.

Touted as the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson,” the event brings together tens of thousands of participants at aquatic centers across the globe in an effort to break the current world record — 36,564 participants representing 22 different countries — and raise awareness about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention.

“This is a fantastic event and we are thrilled to again be a part of this world record-setting initiative,” 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 of our position in the community to be able to help raise awareness about the importance of water safety.”

According to the Southern Nevada Health District, there have been three submersion incidents — both fatal and nonfatal drownings — involving children ages 0-14 in 2016 so far.

A nonfatal drowning is characterized as impairment or disability caused by submersion.

During the 30-minute swimming lesson, which officially kicks off at 9:30 a.m., guests can participate in a basic lesson held in the Red Rock Bay wave pool.

Participants will receive a certificate of participation and the opportunity to enjoy Wet ’n’ Wild’s slides and attractions following the event.

Availability for the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” is on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the event will close once the maximum 400 participants has been reached. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To register, visit: “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”

Contact Caitlin Lilly at clilly@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @caitielilly_

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