‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ Event at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park partners with Boys & Girls Club of Allentown, Swim-in Zone delivering aquatics education experience to 200 event registrants 

ALLENTOWN, PA (June 20, 2024) – This morning Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom joined hundreds of waterparks, aquatic centers and swim schools across the country for the 15th annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

The event, coordinated by the World Waterpark Association, brings together leading water safety and training organizations with all types of aquatic facilities to kick off the official start to summer by teaching kids vital water safety skills to raise awareness about childhood drowning and send one focused message – Swimming Lessons Save Lives.

This year at Wildwater Cove, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown and Swim-in Zone for the first time. Park leaders say the partnerships give them the opportunity to expand the program in our community.

“As we’ve stated throughout the year, we are constantly looking for ways to expand outreach through our Dorney Park Cares program,” said Dorney Park Communications Manager Ryan Eldredge. “This is yet another example of Dorney leading the way, providing opportunities and help to children and families in our region.”

“At Swim-in Zone, we work closely with Stop Drowning Now to educate our local communities about water safety while also providing elite swim instruction so that we may strive to eliminate drowning incidents across the United States,” said Josh Ferraro Aquatics Manager at Swim-in Zone.

After the event, children and their families were invited to stay for a day of fun at the park.

For more information about exciting events and charitable outreach at Dorney Park, guests are encouraged to visit dorneypark.com.


About Dorney Park 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers Pennsylvania’s best value – Two Great Parks All in One. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, guests can enjoy eight roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™ and one of the country’s best-ranked water parks with 26 water slides and two giant wave pools. Special themed festivals, as well as the best Halloween event in the region, make Dorney Park the best place to create lasting memories.


About Boys & Girls Club of Allentown 

The Boys & Girls Club is more than a place, it is a “movement” to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. By reaching children at an early age and providing safe, positive activities and encouragement, our Club provides a compelling alternative to youth crime, gang membership, drugs, and other negative influences that effect our youth today. For information, see https://www.bgcallentown.org/about/.

About Swim-in Zone

Swim-in Zone, Inc. is dedicated to quality instruction by a serious staff of committed instructors in water safety, water confidence, and swimming in a friendly atmosphere where learning is fun, at maximum value to the student. For more information, see https://www.swim-inzone.com/.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company 

Dorney Park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, an indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.


Information provided to TVL by:
Ryan Eldredge