Aqua Planet beats record of world’s largest swimming lesson

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Aqua Planet, the country’s modern water theme park with over 38 attractions inside Clark held largest simultaneous swimming lesson on Thursday breaking its 2018 record of 1,300 participating students.

This year, some 2,000 schoolchildren from Angeles City, Mabalacat City and San Simon have joined the event for a cause themed ‘Swimming Can Save Lives’.

BBI President Irineo ‘Bong’ Alavaro

“Most of our guests today belong to the indigenous and disabled sector and can not afford to pay exclusive swimming lessons. As a way of giving back to the community, we invited them here in Aqua Planet to teach them that swimming can not only save their lives but also the lives of others,” BBI President Irineo ‘Bong’ Alavaro said.

Celebrity Swimmer Enchong Dee

In support to this advocacy, Philippine actor and active swimmer Enchong Dee also joined the lifeguards in guiding the students.

Joining Aqua Planet in this mission is Bert Lozada Swim School the event’s official swimming school partner with the support of Bert Lozada Foundation. Other sponsors are The Gaming Beat Charity, Aldenver, Pocari Sweat and Salonpas.

Aqua Planet General Manager Simon Jiang

Aqua Planet General Manager Simon Jiang added that aside from free swimming lessons, students were also taught safety measures during earthquake.

Jiang said that Aqua Planet was damage-free after the 6.2 magnitude quake that hit Pampanga last April 22.

Aqua Planet is open to all water adventure seekers until December of 2019 as it has passed the international safety standards.

Enjoy upgraded #WatermazingExperience with family, friends, and company at Aqua Planet. Weekend rate at 1180php for adults and 980php for kids (4ft. and below). Weekday rates at 950php for adults and 750php for kids (4ft and below). To learn more, like and follow Aqua Planet on Facebook and Instagram (@aquaplanetph), visit www.aquaplanet.ph, and/or contact 045-499-8277.

  –Photo by JP Manalang