CDC’s Healthy Swimming Video Contest: Promote Healthy Swimming & Be Eligible to Win $1,000!

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.
Grand Prize

The 2011 Healthy Swimming Video Contest winner will receive:

–$1,000, provided by the CDC Foundation through support from a public-private partnership.

–The chance for their video to be seen by thousands on CDC’s Healthy Swimming Website and CDC’s YouTube Channel.

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.
Contest Timeline

  • 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

More Information

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 with any questions.

Michele Hlavsa is Chief of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program.