- Enchong Dee participated in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record
- Over 1,800 kids were chosen to be part of the largest swimming lesson in a single venue
- The event organizers, Aqua Planet and Bert Lozada Swim School, (BLSS) wanted to advocate that swimming saves lives
Enchong Dee and over 1,800 Filipino kids joined together in an attempt to make a world record.
The actor, who is also a competitive swimmer, taught 1,819 kids basic swimming skills and water safety, in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest swimming lesson in a single venue.
Enchong shared the good news on his Instagram as he posted photos from the event.
Aqua Planet, the venue for the event in Clark, Pampanga also shared the awesome experience of teaching thousands of kids.
On their Instagram, Aqua Planet proudly announced that their event exceeded the current Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson set by Florida, USA, with 1,308 participants.
They also shared that the event was made possible in cooperation with Bert Lozada Swim School (BLSS).
BLSS Coaches provided kids from Pampanga with simultaneous swimming lessons; highlighting five basic swimming skills, which include breathing, floating, kicking, swimming strokes, and survival.
The event was made more memorable because the group had chosen elementary students from public schools, children from orphanages, indigenous communities, local government units, and children with special needs to participate.
The event organizers wanted to raise advocacy on the need to learn swimming as an essential life skill.
They said, “The partnership between Aqua Planet and BLSS heightened Filipinos’ awareness in viewing swimming not only as a competitive sport but also an important skill to learn and develop in life.”
As of posting, they are still waiting for the confirmation of World Waterpark Association and Guinness Book of World Record to make their record official.