SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica water park will begin offering swimming lessons for children in June, with discounted passes being made available for their parents.
Aquatica's swimming lessons are certified by the American Red Cross, and will be taught by Aquatica's water safety instructors. They will be available for children aged 6 months and older, with level one classes starting on June 14, 2010 and level two classes beginning on June 28, 2010. Children can be enrolled up to 48 hours before the first class, at a cost of $199 for eight classes (or $99 for annual passholders).
Parents of children taking part in the lessons can take advantage of a special Aquatica pass which is available for $49.99. This gives them entry to the park before 9am on any days that the swimming lessons are taking place.
The appeal of Aquatica's water attractions should provide an added incentive for children to develop their swimming skills. The park opened its new Omaka Rocka attraction in March, featuring two new slides that see guests swirling in funnels that cause a sensation of "near-weightlessness".