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May 1, 2010: Healthy Swimming Website Upgrade Launches

May 1, 2010. CDC’s Healthy Swimming website, the most popular online source for swimming and recreational water public health information, has been improved to optimize the user experience. On May 1, 2010, the Healthy Swimming pages were reorganized, updated, and integrated into CDC’s Healthy Water website ( launched in 2009. The new Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water pages, which can now be found at, allow easy and quick access to relevant information. The new pages include all material, such as outbreak toolkits and statistical data, from the previous site, in addition to direct access to Healthy Water’s many other water-related topics on drinking water, global water, water emergencies, and hygiene.

New Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water features include fast facts (information and statistics on healthy swimming and recreational water), press releases, highlighted programs (like the Model Aquatic Health Code), CDC programs and projects, and short articles on topics like the health benefits of water-based exercise. Due to popular request, the Healthy Swimming site continues to provide quick-reference pages organized for specific audience groups such as aquatics staff, public health professionals, travelers, and the general public, including information in Spanish.

Visit Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water at to learn more about the resources and information available to the public, aquatics staff, public health, and health care professionals. The original URL at is still functional and will direct users to the new and updated site.

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