PIGEON FORGE (WATE) – Lots of kids will gather at Dollywood’s Splash Country on Thursday morning in an attempt to break a world record. It’s apart of teaching children about staying safe in the water.
Splash Country is hosting Water Safety Day on June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give guests an opportunity to learn about water and sun safety from multiple informational and interactive vendor booths.
The park is also trying to break a record with the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson beginning at 10 a.m. Swimmers of any age and ability level are invited to participate.
In 2014, water parks from around the world again broke the record for the largest simultaneous swim lesson, standing at 36,564 participants from 22 different countries.
Dollywood’s Splash Country will open its gates at 9:30 a.m. to allow Water Safety Day participants to begin visiting the information booths. Each participant will receive a Splash Pass upon check-in, allowing them to receive a prize at each booth throughout the water park. Once the participants have completed their Splash Pass it can be turned in for the chance to win two season passes to Dollywood’s Splash Country.
Guests should arrive early to register before the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson begins at 10 a.m. Dollywood’s Splash Country admission is required to participate in Water Safety Day and may be purchased on-site or online at Dollywood.com
The event partners with LeConte Medical Center, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, Star 102.1 and WATE 6 On Your Side.