The World Waterpark Association, which was started in 1981, is an international, member-based trade association that serves waterparks, aquatic venues and spray parks of all shapes and sizes located in more than 40 countries.
The WWA is focused on providing park and supplier members with the education and networking that they need to operate safely and effectively.
There are approximately 1200 members of the WWA. Membership within the WWA includes park members who develop, own, operate or manage water-leisure facilities and supplier members who supply products or services to waterpark facilities or developers.
The WWA will host a virtual show event in 2020. This annual show normally takes place in a different city in the U.S. each year. The virtual WWA40 show will feature a wide variety of educational sessions on core industry issues, as well as personal and professional development. Special chat sessions will be offered to connect water leisure professionals working in various areas of our industry including public sector, waterpark resort, marketing and more.
Sponsor packages will be available to industry suppliers who want to connect with owners and operators and show their support for the WWA40 event.
As part of its commitment to water safety initiatives, the WWA launched the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ event in 2010 to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Each year, WLSL events provide more than 20,000 man hours of water safety training in a single day. Since its inception, more than 319,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons. The 11th Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place on Thursday, July 16th, or any date of your choice in June, July or August. This global event will celebrates its 11th year of sharing the message Swimming Lesson Save Lives™ with millions of kids and adults. Local WLSL events will take place at hundreds of locations throughout the summer of 2020.