Aquatics Coalition says pool exercise can play a role in COVID-19 fight

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“We have learned that physical activity plays an important role in combating COVID-19, making access to pools and aquatic exercise more critical than ever. Significantly, it is seniors – the most vulnerable to the virus – who rely on pools for low-impact aquatic movement to stay healthy. They, along with those of all ages who rely on pools for rehabilitation or life-saving resources like swim lessons, can safely take part in aquatic activities as the CDC confirmed that the virus is not transmitted through chlorinated water. Pool facilitators are more than willing to work with their local public health officials to reopen with proper safety protocols such as social distancing, wearing a mask when not in the water, and frequent sanitation,” Shana Ferguson, chief commercial officer of USA Swimming and Aquatics Coalition representative, said. “We realize that despite the clear benefits of purpose-driven aquatics, the decision to reopen pools remains difficult. It is the reason the swimming community united to offer its guidance and best practices for a safer return to the water.”

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