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Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention (RWII) Week — May 19–25, 2014

Collage of photos: girl showering at pool, men checking pool chemicals, swim lane of pool, kids in pool gear, kids splashing in pool.

The week before the start of the summer swim season is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. Each year, RWII Prevention Week focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. The theme for RWII Prevention Week 2014 is Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re In It Together.

Healthy Swimming & Recreational Water Resources

RWII Prevention & Response Tools for Public Health Professionals – materials to help inform the public, media, community leaders, and others about RWII Prevention Week.

Health Promotion Materials messages to educate the public on how to prevent recreational water illnesses.

Healthy Swimming Fast Facts – information on healthy swimming and recreational water.

Environmental Health Services Resources

EHS Recreational Water Topic page – environmental health services topic page on recreational water.

– articles on recreational water related to environmental health.

Model Aquatic Health Code – a new evidence-based guide to make swimming and water activities healthier and safer. Now in its final comment period.

Update on the Model Aquatic Health Code. [PDF - 452 KB] – EHSB monthly Journal of Environmental Health article with an update on the MAHC.

MMWR - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

Recreational Water–Associated Disease Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2010

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