Protect Yourself from Recreational Water Illnesses

July 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

Healthy swimming behaviors will help protect you and your loved ones from recreational water illnesses and help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.

Here are six steps that promote healthy swimming:

  1. Don’t swim when you have diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick.
  2. Don’t swallow the pool water and avoid getting water in your mouth.
  3. Practice good hygiene. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water.
  4. Take children on bathroom breaks and check diapers often.
  5. Change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area and not at poolside. Germs can spread in and around the pool.
  6. Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.

 Source: CDC

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