National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

This week, the week of 22-28 May, has been designated as National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2017. The observance was formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week.

The annual observance is designed to focus on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. It also focuses on the role of swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials in preventing drowning, pool chemical injuries, and outbreaks of illnesses; and it highlights swimmer hygiene and the need for swimmers to take an active role in helping to protect themselves and prevent the spread of germs.

Background information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

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Thomas Lopatosky is editor & publisher of New England City & Town.
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