Healthy Swimming

Healthy swimming behaviors are needed to preserve excellent water quality and to protect you and your kids from Recreational Water Illness (RWI’s).

• PLEASE practice good hygiene. Take a shower and wash your child thoroughly before swimming.  Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water.

• PLEASE don’t swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick.

• PLEASE take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean it’s too late.

• PLEASE change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.

• PLEASE don’t swallow the pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.

• PLEASE do not wear shoes or bring strollers onto the pool deck area. These can track in dirt and debris from the outdoors and affect water quality.

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