Friday, July 10, 2020
Home Entertainment Enchong Dee helps break a world record by inspiring and empowering 1,800...

Enchong Dee helps break a world record by inspiring and empowering 1,800 kids to swim

Filipino actor Enchong Dee just helped break a Guinness World Record, and it’s all for a good cause!

On Sunday, June 23, Enchong shared in his Instagram account how he, together with the Bert Lozada Swim School, organized a swim event called #HandogPalangoyNiEnchong.

The event––which aimed to teach basic swimming skills and water safety to elementary students from public schools, children with special needs, and children from orphanages, indigenous communities, and local government units––broke a world record after it successfully gathered and taught a total of 1,819 kids in a single venue in just one day.

Also Read: Celebrities Enchong Dee and Ria Atayde inspire a local community to fight plastic pollution

“Today, we broke the Guinness world record for the most number of children being taught basic swimming skills and water safety in one day,” Enchong wrote in his Instagram post. “We had approximately 1,800 Filipino Kids in @aquaplanetph with @bertlozadaswimschool partnering with #HandogPalangoyNiEnchong. Let’s take part for a #DrownFreePhilippines.”

This is the second year that Aqua Planet hosted a swimming event for children. Enchong, on the other hand, has been giving free swimming lessons to indigent children for years now. It is known by many that the 30-year-old actor is a professional swimmer, having been part of the Philippine national swimming team and previously participating in the Southeast Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games.

The world record for the largest swimming lesson in a single venue is currently held by a waterpark in Florida, United States, which had a total of 1,308 participants on June 20, 2014. According to Aqua Planet, they are still awaiting confirmation from the World Waterpark Association and Guinness World Records for successfully breaking the record.


Text by Aizel Dolom. Photos from Instagram.

Subscribe now to My Pope Philippines and get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Vatican!

Most Recent

5 Young Scientists From Top PH Universities Compete for NAST Grant

Five young scientists from the country's top schools are competing for the 2020 National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Talent Search...

PH to Join Solidarity Trials for Potential COVID-19 Vaccines

With the coronavirus proving to be a dangerous disease, many health experts are scrambling to find a vaccine that will protect an individual from...

Cardinal Tagle’s Advice Amid New Normal: ‘Be Humble’

As the world adapts to the new normal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples, lamented...

DIY Baking Substitutes for Basic Ingredients

Over the course of the quarantine, many have tried their hand at baking, cooking, art, or some other skill they had yet to try....