CDC Healthy Swimming Contest Video Finalists Announced - Voting is July 18-22

Last month we posted information about the CDC Healthy Swimming 2011 Video Contest with submissions due July 4th. The CDC received 49 submissions and selected these 5 finalists up for public vote between July 18 and July 22. The contest rules were:

Videos must be 60 seconds or less and must contain the following messages:

  • Protect yourself and other swimmers from recreational water illness (RWIs)—illnesses caused by germs that are found in places where we swim.
  • Chlorine does not kill all germs instantly.
  • Never swim when you have diarrhea.
  • When swimming, keep water out of your mouth.

The finalists are quite clever and amusing. Check them out below and make sure to vote for your favorite at The winner will receive $1,000.

Recreational Water Illness Police from David Matthews on Vimeo.