Dollywood’s Splash Country Makes Waves with 12th Annual Water Safety Day on June 23rd

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Dollywood’s Splash Country Makes Waves with 12th Annual Water Safety Day on June 23rd

Summer vacation means time for swimming at the pool, the lake, the beach and at the ultimate swimming fun spot – Dollywood’s Splash Country. With plenty of opportunities to splish and splash, the Smokies’ most-trusted water park understands that fun and safety go hand-in-hand for the best summer possible. Families will soak up the skills needed to enjoy water without worry at Splash Country’s 12th annual Water Safety Day on June 23.

Splash Country will kick off a play-filled day of fun learning with the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) at 9:30 a.m. at the Mountain Waves wave pool; registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. This one-day event unites children and families at pools and water parks around the world for a common goal of water safety. Instructors will facilitate a free 30-minute swim lesson covering essential swim skills prior to the park’s opening at 10 a.m.

“Dollywood’s Splash Country is excited to bring the community together to share water knowledge in a fun location for the whole family,” explained Jason Boothe, Vice President of Park Operations. “When children and parents join us for Water Safety Day, they leave with confidence to better enjoy the water this summer and memories of time spent together.”

Participation in swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88 percent. This is why children of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. After the lesson, participants can spend the rest of the day enjoying the Smokies’ most-trusted water park with their families.

Related – Tripadvisor names Dollywood as the number one theme park in the United States

Dollywood’s Splash Country Makes Waves with 12th Annual Water Safety Day on June 23rd

Water Safety Day continues into the afternoon on June 23 with Splash Country and area partners LeConte Medical Center/Covenant Health, WVLT Local 8 News, WIVK 107.7. Vendors include Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Patricia Neil Rehabilitation Center, Sevier County Emergency Management Agency, Sevier County Rescue Squad, Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Pigeon Forge Police Department and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. These booths offer education, resources, prizes and fun giveaways to those who stop by for a visit. From infant survival swimming demonstrations to lifeguard rescue drills and heat stroke education sessions to opportunities to sign up for swim lessons, Dollywood’s Splash Country and its partners will show park guests several ways to make kids and parents more comfortable around the water.

“From lakes and rivers to water parks, water safety education is vitally important to our community and the 14 million visitors we have each year,” explained Aaron Burns, Chief Administrative Officer of Covenant Health. “We are thankful to partner with Dollywood’s Splash County to provide water safety education on an annual basis. Through this partnership, we hope to lower the number of fatal accidents that occur in or around water.”

Families won’t want to miss this opportunity to splash and learn together at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The purpose of the event is twofold: allowing participants to make sweet summer memories and gain life-saving knowledge.

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