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. Click each link to learn more about safe water practices and current recreational advisories
Water-related illnesses are caused by germs that live in fountains, spas, pools, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. You can get a water-related illness by swallowing contaminated water, breathing mists, or by other contact with bodies of water.
Whether it’s a trip to the beach or a dip in the pool, these swimming safety tips can keep your family safe and help you have fun in the sun.
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