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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Facebook Live
May 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The week before Memorial Day, May 20–26, 2019, marks Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
To kick off the week, CDC is hosting a Facebook Live on Monday, May 20, at 11:00 AM EDT. The event will feature CDC’s healthy swimming expert, Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH, who will provide information about steps swimmers can take to help keep themselves and loved ones healthy and safe this summer and year round. Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions about this topic.
The Facebook Live will include a brief discussion of the findings in the latest issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which summarizes 10 years of data on pool chemical injuries that lead to emergency department visits. Pool owners and operators can prevent pool chemical injuries by taking simple steps like carefully reading and following directions on product labels before using them. Swimmers and parents of young swimmers can also take a few simple steps to help keep the proper mix of chemicals in the water to keep eyes from turning red and itchy.