Share the Fun, Not the Germs: Celebrating Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015

Next Monday will be an exciting day for Georgia’s families as they celebrate Memorial Day and enjoy a long day by the pool.

In preparation for one of the busiest swimming days of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Environmental Health Section are celebrating the 11th annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week this year on May 18 – 24.

Coordinated the week prior to Memorial Day, Healthy and Safe Swimming Week raises awareness about recreational water illnesses (RWIs), pool injuries, outbreaks, drowning among aquatics and beach staff, pool owners and swimmers.

This year’s theme, “Make a Healthy Splash: Share the Fun, Not the Germs,” places a spotlight on the importance of hygienic practices that reduce the spread of communicable illnesses while engaging in water activities. Continue reading