Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon Hosts “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”

On June 4th over 500 guests at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park participated in a record breaking “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” event. The 30 minute lesson was taking place simultaneously on four continents with over 10,000 participants worldwide. Swimmers of all ages & varying skill levels joined in at the Typhoon Lagoon location which featured Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, Mickey Mouse, and Goofy to kick off the lesson.

Focusing on proper swimming strokes, kicks and floating techniques the lesson aimed to raise ability & awareness of swim safety. Participants not only left more prepared for water safety, they all received a free DVD, “Disney’s Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa: Safety Smart in the Water.”

“We were honored Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park served as the official headquarters location for the record-breaking World’s Largest Swimming Lesson,” said Jean Gallagher, director of water parks for Walt Disney World Resort. “Safety is a cornerstone of our company and at the heart of everything we do. The record-breaking World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a reminder to guests of all ages that when they step in the water we want them to have fun and be safety smart at the same time.”


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