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 it’s 41st Annual Symposium & Trade Show, October 19-22, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The WWA Show continues to be the water leisure industry’s most popular market place for the waterpark industry, as it offers the following opportunities for professional growth and development.
Education Program: The WWA’s educational program is supported by the world’s largest gathering of waterpark experts with real-world experience who present information in all-day workshops and hour-long breakout sessions. Whether you’re a waterpark in the public sector, affiliated with a hotel/resort, part of a corporate chain, privately owned or international, you will find that this program covers topics that will help you be a safer, more effective and more efficient operator. Session proposals to be a speaker at the 2021 WWA Show will begin being accepted in December and interested speakers will have through March 15, 2021 to submit a proposal. Visit WWAShow.org/callforspeakers to learn more.
Trade Show Floor: The trade show floor at the WWA Show is filled with the products and services that waterparks owners, operators and developers use on a daily basis. Our trade show represents the greatest number of waterpark exhibitors anywhere and each of them is ready and able to answer your questions and share solutions with you that can build your business today and into the future.
Networking Opportunities: Networking at the WWA Show is one of its key benefits. The water leisure industry is a tight-knit community filled with people who are always looking to expand their knowledge by having one-to-one conversations with their fellow industry professionals. WWA Networking events are intimate, fun, lively and a must-do at each WWA Show.
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 320,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons. The 12th Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place on Thursday, June 17th. This global event will celebrates its 12th 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 2021.