Swimming & Beach Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Tips for Outdoor Adventures on the Water

    Tips for Outdoor Adventures on the Water

    Whether swimming in the ocean or on a boat in a lake, follow these tips for staying safe by the water.

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  • Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children

    Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children

    Get out your watch. How many hours a child spends in a chlorinated swimming pool before age 2 appears to influence the risk of that child later developing asthma and nasal allergies. We’ve known for years that when you smell chlorine, the chlorine fumes in the air can trigger an asthma attack in a child […]

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  • The Two Faces of Swimming Pool Chlorine

    The Two Faces of Swimming Pool Chlorine

    Splash! Getting our kids physically active is a top priority for their short and long-term health, and swimming is a wonderful, fun way to do it. Public pools are typically treated with chlorine-based disinfectants to help keep kids safe from the spread of infectious diseases while swimming. A careful study published in the June 2003 […]

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  • Giardia Lamblia

    Giardia Lamblia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Giardiasis Introduction to giardia lamblia: What do mountain streams and day-care centers have in common? They are both places where kids can catch Giardia. What is giardia lamblia? Giardia is a tiny single-celled parasite with a whip-like tail. It infects the GI tract of humans and many other mammals.

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  • Safe Swimming?!

    Safe Swimming?!

    Memorial Day Weekend. Picnics. Hot weather. Summer fun. To keep swimming safe and fun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents to teach their children not to swallow pool water. It’s best to try to keep water out of the mouth, but if water does get in, it’s important not to […]

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  • What is Swimmer's Ear?

    What is Swimmer’s Ear?

    What’s swimmer’s ear and how can it be prevented?

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