Kool Runnings Adventure Park Served as an Official Host Location for the 2019 World’s Largest Swim Lesson for the 7thyear.
On Thursday, June 20th, 2019, KRADPK hosted over 100 participants and joined tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™ A global event, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), took place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries, to include Kool Runnings Adventure Park, Negril, Jamaica.
Since its inception, more than 278,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons generating more than a BILLION media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. The 2018 WLSL event included 41,814 participants from 27 countries and is a Guinness book of World Record Event.
Tragically, in the most countries drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.
During the entire month of May, Kool Runnings embarked on its annual Water Safety Campaign to bring important water safety information to children in schools. A team of lifeguards along with the park’s mascot, Mikie Manatee, traveled to over 20 neighboring school performing demonstrations and provided lessons on how to stay safe around water bodies.
Kool Runnings Water Safety Campaign in conjunction with the Wave Runners Swim Club is offering free swim lessons every Friday during the month of July from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All swimming levels are welcomed.
KOOL RUNNINGS ADVENTURE PARK is dedicated to the education of our children where water safety is concerned and served as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2019 event for the 7thyear. Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org. or www.koolrunnings.comor emailing for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.