Yas Waterworld aims for world record
Abu Dhabi, June 4, 2013
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is inviting individuals in the UAE to sign up for a free swimming lesson, aiming to break its own record for the most-attended event hosted at a single venue, on June 18.
It is part of a global bid by community waterparks and aquatic facilities across the world to break the current Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
Yas Waterworld is looking to break the record for the most-attended event hosted at a single venue. The event, which attracted 24,873 participants last year, is also looking to smash its own record while simultaneously spreading the message that “Swimming Lessons Save Lives”.
Drowning is currently the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children aged one to 14, an incident rate that can be reduced by teaching kids to swim early in life. Research shows if a child doesn't learn to swim by the third grade, it is likely they never will.
“As a waterpark and a family attraction located in a country with a sizeable shoreline, the importance of knowing how to swim and having the ability to enjoy water-based activities is very relevant to us here in the UAE,” said Mike Oswald, park manager. “This seemed like a great way to get involved in a global drive to spread the message of the life-saving value of learning to swim. If there was ever a time to dive in, this would be it!”
Participants registering for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson will receive their free lesson in the Park’s Amwaj Pool. Participants will also be able to enjoy two to three of free access to Yas Waterworld’s selection of rides, slides and attractions following the main event. - TradeArabia News Service