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DOH-Seminole - Stay Safe While Enjoying Water Activities This Summer

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Sanford, Fla. - The week before Memorial Day, May 20-26, is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week with the theme "Pool Chemistry for Healthy and Safe Swimming," and the Seminole County Health Department would like to remind families to take precautions while participating in recreational water related activities this summer. Everyone plays a role in preventing disease outbreaks, drownings and pool chemical injuries.

In 2018, Florida set a tourism record for the eighth consecutive year drawing 126.1 million out-of-state visitors, and this year AAA ranks Orlando as the number one summer destination in the world! With Florida poised to break another tourism record and many residents looking forward to holiday weekends and vacations, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages everyone to maximize the health benefits and fun of days spent in and around Florida's waters: play it safe and keep it healthy.

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