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Posted on: May 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Whirlin Waters hosts swim night June 10 for guests with special needs

Special Needs Swim Night set for June 10

After-hours waterpark events for guests with special needs


[NORTH CHARLESTON] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark! On Saturday, June 10, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy.

Special Needs Swim Night will take place after the waterpark is closed to the general public, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Whirlin’ Waters is the largest waterpark in the Charleston area and is home to the Otter Bay kiddie pool area, the Big Splash Tree House, Lily Pad Lagoon toddler play area, Rollin’ River lazy river, the Big Kahuna wave pool and the Tubular Twister slide complex. Lifeguards will be on duty throughout the evening.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will host additional Special Needs Swim Nights on June 24 and July 15. Splash Zone Waterpark on James Island will be offering a Special Needs Swim Night on July 29.

Admission to Special Needs Swim Nights at Whirlin’ Waters is $9 per person attending. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site. To purchase advance tickets, visit or call 843-795-4386.

From May 6-28, Whirlin’ Waters is open weekends only for the general public, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The park opens for daily admission starting June 3. Splash Zone opens for daily operations starting May 29. Charleston County Parks also owns and operates Splash Island Waterpark in Mount Pleasant.

Special Needs Swim Night is made possible by the AccessABILITY program of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. For more information on these programs or the three Charleston County waterparks, call 843-795-4386 or visit

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