You Swim This Summer, Swim Healthy!
most people think about concerns related to swimming during
summertime, drowning, diving injuries, and sunburns come to mind.
However, few people think about getting sick from germs found in
ahead of the crowd. Learn more about recreational water illnesses
(RWIs) and how to protect yourself and your family when swimming.
Swimming, one of the most popular activities in the country, is a
fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. Every year,
millions of people visit “recreational water” sites, such as
swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, or the
Over the past century, the use of modern disinfection systems in
pools and environmental improvements in our lakes, rivers, and
oceans has improved the quality of recreational water. Despite
this, there has been an increase over the past decade in the
number of outbreaks of illness associated with swimming.
This Web site provides information for swimmers, pool operators,
and public health professionals to improve the swimming experience
by raising awareness about the spread of recreational water
illnesses (RWIs). Practicing
"Healthy Swimming" behaviors
should reduce the risk of getting ill. Click on the links below to
learn more about RWIs.
Pool Kids USA