Enchong Dee is part of a Guinness World Record!
The 30-year-old former swimmer took part in breaking the world record for the largest swimming lesson conducted simultaneously last Thursday, June 20, in Clark, Pampanga.
The Kapamilya actor shared the news on Instagram, "Today, we broke the Guinness world record for the most number of Children being taught basic swimming skills and water safety in one day... We had approximately 1,800 Filipino Kids in @aquaplanetph with @bertlozadaswimschool partnering with #HandogPalangoyNiEnchong [diamond emoji] Let’s take part for a #DrownFreePhilippines"
The total number of 1,819 Filipino kids beat the current world record set by Florida, USA, with 1,308 participants.
In an Instagram post on Friday, June 21, Aqua Planet said they are still waiting for the official confirmation from Guinness World Records.
A part of their Instagram post read, "Aqua Planet awaits the confirmation of World Waterpark Association and Guinness Book of World Record for this attempt to beat the record."
With the tagline "swimming lessons save lives," the event was part of the 10th World's Largest Swimming Lesson campaign by the World Waterpark Association which was joined by more than 20 countries all over the world.
This was the second time Aqua Planet hosted the event. Around the same time last year, it had 1,200 participants.
Enchong also has his own swimming program called "Handog Palangoy ni Enchong" project, which aims to teach basic swimming techniques to indigent children.
In a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Enchong said the Yolanda tragedy in 2013 which had over 6,300 fatalities inspired him to start his charity project.
He said, "I'm gonna do this charity because I want to save lives and I want to start with the kids.
"Yung takot mo lang sa tubig, if you could survive that, you can survive any typhoon or catastrophe if wala kang takot sa tubig."