Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water

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Healthy and Safe Swimming

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New Report on Pool Chemical Injuries Data

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Preventing Pool Chemical Injuries

Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. However, they are not risk-free. CDC’s Healthy Swimming website provides information for all groups of individuals involved in a healthy and safe swimming experience about how to maximize the health benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury.

Page last reviewed: July 2, 2019