Children's Hospital, Safe Kids and Dollywood's Splash Country to host water safety event on June 14
You probably have never broken a Guinness World Record, but your chance is coming in June! During Children’s Hospital’s sixth annual Water Safety Day on Thursday, June 14 at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, you can take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson along with around 20,000 other kids and adults from across the globe.
Children’s Hospital, along with Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area and Dollywood’s Splash Country, is adding this fun and important component to its annual Water Safety Day to remind children, parents and all caregivers that the best thing anyone
of any age can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. And even though school is out – no one can ever
take a vacation from water safety.
Water Safety Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., also will feature a rescue demonstration by staff lifeguards; information on lifesaving techniques from the Sevierville Aquatic Club; safety tips from Children’s Hospital, Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area, the American Red Cross, the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Pigeon Forge Police Department; opportunities to win great water safety items; and more. These activities are free with paid admission to Splash Country
Officials will be at the event to present the above organizations with an official declaration signed by Governor Bill Haslam declaring June 14 at Water Safety Day in Tennessee.
For more information about water safety or the event on June 14, call Children’s Hospital at (865) 541-8165.