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Whether you are swimming laps, playing water games or taking lessons, Swimming can be a fun and physically challenging activity. Even if you are not a competitive swimmer, you can still be active at the beach or pool. What matters most is that you are moving in the water. Carver County beaches and pools are wonderful places to spend time with your friends and family.

Swimming Safety

Download a swimming safety information sheet in PDF format

Provide effective supervision

  • Keep your eyes on children in the pool and pool area at all times.
  • Never leave a child alone when they are in or near a pool.
  • During social gatherings, designate an adult to supervise the pool area. Never assume that someone else is watching a child.
  • If a child is missing, look in the water first.
  • Become certified in CPR so you can provide care for someone if an emergency occurs.

Healthy swimming

Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are illnesses you can get from swallowing, breathing or coming into contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers or oceans.

Follow these steps for a healthy swimming experience:

  • Do not swim when you have diarrhea. Germs can be spread in the water and make other people sick.
  • Do not swallow pool water or get pool water in your mouth.
  • Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
  • Take children on bathroom breaks or change their diapers often.
  • Change diapers in a bathroom or in a diaper-changing area and not at poolside.
  • Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.