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New CDC Guidance for Healthy Pools

Monday, September 08, 2014   (0 Comments)
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States and localities can help keep swimming healthy and fun.

Few things are more refreshing than a swim in a cool, clear pool on a sweltering hot day. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise: it is low impact on the joints, naturally incorporates resistance training, and allows you to stay cool while getting your heart pumping. At the request of local and state health departments and the aquatics industry, CDC led a national effort to develop a Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) to maintain swimming's perks while reducing dangers that can occur at pools and other aquatic venues.

The MAHC is a free resource to make swimming healthier. It is a set of voluntary guidelines, not a federal law.


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