Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2019 - image of kids and parents playing in a swimming pool

Swim healthy. Stay healthy.

hands holding a test tube sampling water from a swimming pool

New Report on Pool Chemical Injuries Data

pool maintenance equipment on deck

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: May 17, 2019