A guest blog by CDC’s Michele Hlavsa, RN, MPH
CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program provides information to the public, health professionals, and pool operators on a variety of topics to promote healthy and safe swimming experiences. As the summer pool season begins, we are excited to announce…
CDC’s First-Ever Healthy Swimming Video Contest
This year, to help prevent the spread of germs in swimming pools, hot tubs, interactive fountains, lakes, or oceans, the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program is asking the public to help them educate swimmers by making a short, creative video describing the simple steps everyone can take to ensure healthy swimming experiences. This video contest is being launched in conjunction with Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week (RWIIPW), May 23–29, 2011. RWIIPW is a national observance that focuses on educating swimmers and pool operators about healthy and safe swimming and is currently celebrating its 7th year.
The 2011 Healthy Swimming Video Contest winner will receive:
–$1,000, provided by the CDC Foundation through support from a public-private partnership.
We encourage you to spread the word about the contest through your networks, membership, partners, subscribers, or community members. If you would like marketing material to help promote the contest please click here, and we will e-mail you resources to help engage your community in the contest. Entering the contest requires just a few simple steps and more contest information is available at CDC’s Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest page.
- May 16, 2011: Healthy Swimming Video Contest begins
- July 4, 2011 (11:59 PM, EDT): Deadline for all video submissions
- July 18-22, 2011: Public voting on top videos takes place online
- July 25, 2011: Winner announced
- Learn more about CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program
- Learn more about CDC’s Healthy Swimming Video Contest
- Learn more about the CDC Foundation
We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in this effort to promote healthy swimming. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Michele Hlavsa is Chief of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program.