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Social Media Library

The messages below are intended for health departments, swimming-related organizations, the aquatics industry, the public, and other stakeholders to use with social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Each message is 140 characters or less, per Twitter requirements. These messages may be used as written or customized to address local or other specific needs.

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Social Media Library


  • States & localities can help keep swimming healthy & fun. Learn how: Check out the #MAHC:
  • #MAHC uses latest scientific research to address key public health issues in pools & waterparks.
  • Maintain swimming’s perks while reducing dangers at pools & waterparks: See the #MAHC pool code guidelines
  • Swimming is a year-round activity. Learn how CDC’s pool code guidelines can help improve health in this video. #MAHC


  • Outbreaks at pools have increased. Learn how #MAHC can reduce risk in your community
  • Drowning is a leading killer of kids ages 1-14. The #MAHC can help.
  • Nearly 5,000 people a year visit the hospital for injuries from pool chemicals. Help prevent it with the #MAHC.
  • Reduce risk for drowning, outbreaks, & chemical poisoning at public pools & waterparks with the #MAHC.
  • #MAHC is nation’s first comprehensive model pool code & FREE for states/localities to use to create or update codes
  • #MAHC improves health & safety & makes it easier for pool regulatory programs to use pool codes
  • The #MAHC is a one-stop shop intended to cover all health & safety aspects at public pools.
  • #MAHC is designed to reduce risk and save resources at pool regulatory programs.
  • With #MAHC, local & state agencies can incorporate the latest science into pool inspection & safety programs.
  • State/local codes vary considerably. #MAHC is a model code based on science & best practices.

Process & Partners

  • >150 experts & 4400 public comments created #MAHC. Experts, time & national input led to high-quality product:
  • #MAHC was developed with extensive input from public health, academia, industry, the public & code orgs:
  • Read the >4400 public comments CDC received on #MAHC & how we responded:
  • Nonprofit CMAHC will advise CDC on future improvements to #MAHC to ensure up-to-date science:
  • CMAHC will collect nat’l input on needed #MAHC improvements & give to CDC. Join CMAHC now & make a difference:
  • CMAHC will help keep the #MAHC up-to-date & current with the latest aquatics industry advances.

Resources & Materials