On July 24th, I was awarded the opportunity to be one of the representatives of Disney’s Recreation team as a swim instructor for the Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson event at Mickey’s Retreat. This global event attempted to give people the opportunity to get an introduction to swimming. I worked with guests of all ages from infants to adults. During the swim lesson, we discussed the importance of water safety and basics of swimming in 45 minute sessions. The lesson consisted of going over safe methods of getting in and out of the water, blowing bubbles when your face is submerged, floating, and performing the basic crawl or freestyle stroke.
It was a great opportunity to be a part of something that can set the tone for water safety in the community. This event intends on being in the Guinness Book of Records for having the most people participate in a swim lesson. Disney participated for the first time in forever to once again be a part of this program. The Walt Disney Company offered complimentary registration to all cast members and their families to participate in this event. It was an exciting event to meet cast members across the company and help support their basic swimming goals.
In the infamous words of Dory, “Just keep swimming…”