2018 Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Social Media

It’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, learn more at swimhealthyVA.com #swimhealthyVA

VDH monitors water quality weekly at public beaches in coastal Virginia. Follow us to receive alerts: twitter.com/vdhbeach

Drowning is a leading cause of death among Virginia’s children 1 to 4 years old. Always supervise children when they are around water.

Don’t swallow the water you swim in! 1 mouthful of water w/germs can make you sick for 2-3 weeks swimhealthyva.com #swimhealthyVA

Diarrhea & swimming don’t mix! Don’t swim or let your kids swim when sick with diarrhea swimhealthyva.com #swimhealthyVA

Chlorine doesn’t work instantly—some germs can survive in pools for days. Don’t drink the water you swim in! swimhealthyva.com

Limiting water going up the nose when swimming can help prevent infection from the amoeba Naegleria fowleri swimhealthyva.com

Germs in the places we swim can cause skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. Learn more at swimhealthyVA.com

Headed to the lake or beach this summer? Learn tips for spotting harmful algal blooms swimhealthyva.com #swimhealthyVA

Swimming in water with harmful algal blooms can cause illness. Learn more before swimming this summer swimhealthyva.com

Help prevent germs from getting in pool water- take children on bathroom breaks and check swim diapers every hour. #swimhealthyVA

Properly maintain pools and spas to control the growth of bacteria like Legionella, which can cause severe respiratory infections. #swimhealthyVA swimhealthyVA.com

Slides

HSSW Vibrio Slide

HSSW Drowning Prevention Slide

HSSW HAB Slide

HSSW General Slide

Healthy Swimming Pledge

HSSW Pledge

HSSW Pledge (No Picture)

Resources

HSSW Letter to the Editor Template

HSSW 2018 Talking Points

HSSW Resources