Healthy Swimming

Swimming is a fun, active and healthy activity. However, in the past two decades there has been an increase in the number of Recreational Water Illness (RWI) outbreaks associated with swimming pools, water parks, and spas.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Healthy Swimming program offers information and resources to raise awareness about RWIs and how to prevent them by practicing "Healthy Swimming" behaviors.

Healthy Swimming Video Public Service Announcements


English Spanish
Water Illness 1 (WMV) Water Illness 1 (WMV)
Water Illness 2 (WMV)
Water Illness 2 (WMV)
Water Illness 3 (WMV)


Healthy Swimming Audio Public Service Announcements


English Spanish
Water Illness 1 (WAV) Water Illness 1 (WAV)
Water Illness 2 (WAV) Water Illness 2 (WAV)

Additional Information


  • Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for Healthy Swimming.
  • Call our Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Healthy Swimming Hotline at 602-506-7900 for brief automated information and tips.
  • Please consult with your medical provider if you suspect that you are experiencing any RWI.
  • If you need to report any complaint related to an RWI, you may contact the Environmental Services Department Complaints line at: 602-506-6616.
The Environmental Services Department's Swimming Pool Program regulates public and semi-public swimming pools, spas and other bathing places located in Maricopa County through the authority of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code and the delegation from the State of Arizona. The program charges fees to owners that cover the cost of services provided. The Plan Review Section approves plans and construction of new and remodeled public and semi-public pools.