Great oppportunity to join a conversation about swimming during the pandemic!

Join the CDC and USA Swimming for a Conversation with Public Health and Swim Experts!

Here is a link to the recording of the session! Watch Recording


The Center For Disease Control and Prevention and USA Swimming Present:


A conversation with Public Health and Competitive Swim Experts

4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Shana Ferguson – Chief Commercial Officer, USA Swimming
Dr. Tara Kirk Sell – Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michele Hlavsa – RN, MPH Chief of CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program
Joel Shinofield – Managing Director of Sport Development, USA Swimming
Ryan Murphy – World Record holder in 100m backstroke and 3-time Olympic gold medalist

It has been a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, and public officials continue to grapple with difficult decisions to protect the health and safety of our communities, including how best to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 transmission at aquatic facilities. For many of our youth, aquatics-based activities are essential to their physical and mental health.

With the support of science and scrupulous mitigation efforts, swimming and other instructional aquatics are being conducted safely in indoor and outdoor pools across the country. However, where aquatic facilities remain closed, youth and those who depend on aquatics-based therapies and activities are suffering.

Join the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA Swimming, and public health and aquatics industry experts for a discussion on the scientific evidence that demonstrates swimming is essential and can be safe, as well as how strict safety measures at aquatic centers and events are
successfully mitigating COVID-19 spread.

World Record holder and 3-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy will also speak about how preparation for the Games has evolved through this crisis, and how critical training and competing is for all levels of swimmers.

Those interested in viewing can register at the link below.