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Healthy Swimming

OSA staff carefully follows the recommendations for Healthy Swimming, as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  However, Healthy Swimming behaviors are also needed to protect you and your children from the threat of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs).  Learn more by visiting the CDC's websire.  www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/index.htm.

Everyone can help:
  • Make sure your children are washing their hands properly, thoroughly and often.  Supervise all restroom trips if necessary.  Hand washing is particularly critical before eating and after restroom trips.
     
  • Stay out of the pool if you have been sick, particularly if you have diarrhea and for 2 weeks after the diarrhea has ceased.
     
  • All children who have the potential for a fecal accident in the pool are required to wear a Swim Diaper (no regular diapers), rubber pants and a swim suit.
     
  • Do not change diapers at the pool anywhere except the restrooms, particularly on facility chairs.
  • If you are aware of a diaper failure, a fecal or vomit accident or see any fecal matter in the pool, please immediately notify a lifeguard or the pool manager.
  • Take your children on bathroom breaks often.  Waiting to hear "I have to go" may mean it's too late.
     
  • Wash the body (particularly diaper age children) thoroughly (especially the rear-end) with soap and water before swimming.
     
  • If you or a family member has health concerns, or questions, contact a member of the Board of Directors.