Hawaiian Falls hosts swim lesson June 20

June 13, 2024
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Hawaiian Falls will host World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20. (Photos by David Alvey)

Mansfield's Hawaiian Falls waterpark will participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20.

This free safety lesson will be held from 9:30-10 a.m., one hour before park opens at the waterpark, 490 Heritage Parkway. Pre-registration is required and can be found at hfalls.com.

Everyone who pre-registers and completes the lesson will receive two free tickets that can be used at any time during the 2024 operating season. Additionally, all guests who pre-register and attend will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win one free season pass.

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 75 percent of people who die from drowning are male. Drowning death rates for Black people are 1.5 times higher than the rates for Whites. Disparities are highest among Black children ages 5-9 (rates 2.6 times higher) and ages 10-14 (rates 3.6 times higher).

As of June 7, 34 children have drowned in Texas this year, according to the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. Last year 90 children drowned in Texas.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. The program is supported by leading aquatics and safety organizations around the world and takes place at all types of aquatic facilities from huge waterparks to public pools and swim schools.

WLSL serves as a platform to help communities build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children ages 1-4, and second leading cause for ages 5-14.

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