It is with a great pleasure to inform you that in addition to breaking the record for the most lessons participants throughout the world, we officially broke the Guinness World record for the largest swimming lesson ever conducted – at a single venue! The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (World Waterpark Association) national organization sent the attached press release nationwide on Friday, June 20th, 2014. The event made the front page of the Naples Daily News on Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Over 1,300 children and adults participated in this global event at the Sun n Fun Lagoon.
Words cannot express our gratitude to all of the agencies and volunteers for helping us to make Friday’s event a great success! Collier County is very blessed to have these many agencies/people willing to do anything to make our community safer.
Here is the list of the wonderful agencies who helped to put this event together – We Can Do Great Things as Individuals, But Only Together Can We Overcome Great Problems!
Partners who helped to put together this event – Thank you so much for their endless hours and support for making this event possible.
Collier County Parks & Recreation – Sun n Fun Lagoon
City of Naples – River Park Aquatic Center
Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Collier County EMS
American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf Region
North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District
Partners who helped to bring volunteers and children to the event:
Collier CPR, Isles of Capri Fire Rescue District, Naples SWIM School, Naples Area Triathletes, Golden Gate Fire Rescue, Big Corscrew Island Fire Control & Rescue District, Gulf Coast Runners, Naples Children and Education Foundation – Founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, 21st Century Oncology, Goodwill of SW Florida, Just Against Children Drowning, INC., Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Special Olympics Collier County, Grace Place Naples, Bonita Springs YMCA, Paradise Coast Swim Conference, Ocean Kids, Collier County NAACP, Social Connect LLC, Golden Gate Key Club, Junior Civitans at Golden Gate High, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Healthcare Network of SW Florida, Florida Department of Health in Collier County and NCH Healthcare System.
Here pictures of this great event – Special thanks to Nick Shirghio Photography, Glenn Christopher Photography and Collier County Sherriff’s Office for taking these amazing pictures – for more pictures you can go to our FACEBOOK page