Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water
Swimming and other water-based activities are fun and healthy ways to be physically active. However, like any physical activity, there are potential risks involved. CDC’s Healthy Swimming website provides information on how to have healthy and safe swimming experiences that maximize the benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury.
Follow the steps for healthy swimming to protect yourself and those you care about from germs when you swim.
Some animals carry germs that can contaminate pool water. Learn how to clean the pool if you find an animal in the water.
Learn how to protect yourself and those you care about from the most common swimming-related illness.
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