To help prevent the spread of germs at recreational water venues (such as pools, lakes, and waterparks), CDC is asking the public to educate swimmers by making a short, creative video that promotes the simple steps everyone can take to ensure a healthy swimming experience.

The video could be a rap, sketch, dance, slide show, or anything you want it to be, as long as it is appropriate for all audiences and follows the contest guidelines posted on the Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest Site. The top videos will be posted on CDC’s YouTube Channel and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video.

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