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Jun 25, 2024

ADG Hosts World's Largest Swimming Lesson to Promote Water Safety & Mitigate Drownings!

Aquatic Development Group (ADG), the company that designs and builds world-class waterparks, teams up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Region to host the 15th annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. The event, organized by the World Waterpark Association, is designed to promote water safety swim lessons in order to mitigate drownings, underscoring the community's dedication to enjoying aquatic facilities safely. 

Watch the video below to see ADG make headlines with the WLSL effort!

ADG on News Channel 10 for WLSL

The Event Highlights

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was a resounding success, with parks around the globe like Wet N’ Wild Waterworld and Zoombezi Bay taking part in the initiative. ADG’s event with The Boys and Girls Club of Troy, NY was also a successful event, featuring participants of all ages learning vital swimming skills in a fun and safe environment. The event featured engaging swim lessons led by experienced instructors, interactive water safety demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions and practice their new skills. The enthusiasm and positive feedback from attendees highlight the impact and importance of this initiative and all the participants left proudly with their own WLSL certificate of completion for the 2024 worldwide event.  

Girl and Mother Swimming at ADG WLSL

Our Mission and Impact

Drowning remains one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide, especially among children. By hosting a World’s Largest Swimming Lesson location, ADG aimed to raise awareness about the critical importance of swim education and safety. Learning to swim is not only a fun and enjoyable activity but also a life-saving skill. This event is part of ADG's ongoing commitment to creating the highest quality aquatic environments for everyone while putting safety at the forefront.


About the World’s Largest Swim Lesson

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) event, organized by the World Waterpark Association (WWA), is designed to build awareness and generate media attention about the importance of teaching children how to swim and how to help prevent drowning. There are host locations throughout the world on June 20th emphasizing that swim lessons are a key factor in drowning prevention and that swimming is a critical, lifelong skill wherever you go.

Boy getting swim lessons at ADG's World's Largest Swimming Lesson

Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe spaces and programs designed to enhance academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles, was an ideal partner for this event. Their mission is to provide an impactful experience for all participants, reinforcing ADG’s and The Boys and Girls Club’s shared commitment to youth development and safety. for more information on the Boys & Girls Club visit:

ADG Banner at WLSL Event

"As proud members, supporters, and sponsors of the World Waterpark Association for decades and leaders in the aquatic venue design, construction, and manufacturing industry, we at ADG were thrilled to have carried out this initiative in our community," said Kristin Renchkovsky, Chief Financial Officer of Aquatic Development Group. "Water bodies are prevalent in Upstate, NY and around the world-whether it's a waterpark or a lake, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of knowing how to swim and enjoy water safely! We at ADG always design our parks and rides with the highest level of safety- so this effort is a testament to our values and priorities as a leader in the waterpark space and our local community”  

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Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is North America’s most respected designer and builder of water parks and water ride attractions. For over 50 years ADG has been providing design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 aquatic facilities worldwide. ADG has installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. with their patented WaveTek® technology and has provided design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, resort and amusement facilities worldwide, winning numerous IAAPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards.