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CDC's Healthy Swimming Video Contest, Win $1,000!

CDC's First Ever Healthy Swimming Video Contest

Photo: A bot ina swimming pool.Each summer millions of Americans enjoy swimming, making it the second most popular sports activity in the U.S (1). Pools are a great place to spend the summer, but they are also a place where germs can be spread. Germs in the water can cause recreational water illnesses (RWIs) like diarrhea and skin infections.

To help prevent the spread of germs that cause RWIs, CDC's Healthy Swimming Program is asking the public to help us educate swimmers by making a short, creative video that promotes the simple steps everyone can take to ensure a healthy and RWI-free swimming experience.

The winning video will be available for thousands to see on CDC's Healthy Swimming Website and CDC's YouTube Channel. The winner will also receive a $1000 cash prize, courtesy of the CDC Foundation! Read more about the contest.

Video Contest Details

Healthy Swimming Video Contest — Win $1,000!

The video can be anything you want—a sketch, dance, song, slideshow, or whatever format you choose—as long as it is appropriate for all audiences and follows the contest guidelines posted on our Healthy Swimming Video Contest Site. The contest is easy to enter and all contest details—including contest guidelines, the Call-to-Submissions video, and instructions on how to submit your video—are available on the Healthy Swimming Video Contest Site.

You will have from May 16–July 4th to submit your video. Once the video submission period is over, the top videos (chosen by a panel of judges) will be posted on CDC's YouTube Channel for public vote from July 18th–22nd.

The winner, who will receive $1,000 provided by the CDC Foundation through support from a public-private partnership) and the opportunity to have their video posted on CDC's Healthy Swimming Website and CDC's You Tube Channel for thousands to see, will be announced on July 25th.

Spread the word and have fun making your video!

More Information


  1. US Census Bureau. 2010 statistical abstract of the United States. Recreation and leisure activities: participation in selected sports activities 2008 [PDF - 80KB].
  • Page last reviewed: May 16, 2011
  • Page last updated: May 18, 2011
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs