Amal, age 17, Maricopa County


Office of Infectious Disease just concluded its fifth annual Healthy Swimming Contest . This year, 50 healthy swimming posters were submitted from Arizona kids ranging in ages from two to 17 years old.

All posters submitted suggested ways to swim healthy and avoid getting a recreational water illness with tips that include:

  • Never swim when sick especially with diarrhea
  • Keep pee and poop out of the water
  • Wash your body before entering the water
  • Keep all recreational water out of your mouth

With so many amazing entries, it was a real challenge to pick a winner for each age group. In the 12 and older group Amal A. from Maricopa County was the winner, and in the 12 and under group Tyler R. from Pima County won. Thank you to everyone who participated. You made our contest this year a success. We can’t wait to see all the amazing entries next year.