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Legionnaires' deaths: JTF admi...

A firm has admitted a health and safety breach after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a hot tub caused the deaths of three men.

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Swim Group report to improve s...

A new report launched today by the Swim Group aims to improve swimming and water safety in schools.

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High rates of respiratory prob...

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are...

Baby swim nappies no better th...

BABY swim pants are no better at keeping poo out of the pool than a regular nappy, health experts have warned.

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Mum's panic to find son caught...

Plas Arthur leisure centre swimming pool in Llangefni remains shut after 30 children complained their skin was burning following swimming lesson.

Just How Much Pee Is In That P...

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a ...

Control of legionella and othe...

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Media coverage of Norovirus at...

Pool party norovirus outbreak covered by two newspapers:

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Legionella and spa pools: what...

Hot tubs and spa pools are a popular trend, but one with a high risk of legionella contamination. Shafik Megji of water treatment specialist Brodex...

Accident leaves 14-year-old fi...

A teenager was left fighting for his life after his intestines were sucked out by the filter of a swimming pool.

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Crypto closes Cocks Moor pool...

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust works with Public Health England in response to outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to Birmingham pool.

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Leisure centre pool is swiftly...

A strict cleaning regime will ensure harmful bacteria is removed following 'faecal contamination'.

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The Absolutely Disgusting Reas...

Urine in swimming pools is one of those awkward facts of life we often ignore because it's gross and there's not much we can do about it. E...

Is Public Pooping a New Trend?...

It’s been an enlightening week in the world of public defecation. Recent video captures of two serial poop-and-run culprits-- respectively de...

Scientists uncover why sauna b...

Scientists in Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this time, the r...

1 in 3 swimming-related diseas...

A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report pu...



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Swimming Pool Water 3rd edition 2017 – clarification of training accreditation

The 2017 edition of Swimming Pool Water (page 33) recommends that pool operator training should be: ‘suitable and sufficient and should be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG).’ Accreditation shows that the training meets the requirements of the Code of Practice. To clarify, training that is to the same standard as PWTAG’s, but is not formally endorsed by PWTAG, may also be suitable and sufficient. In such circumstances, pool managers should satisfy themselves that the training provided incorporates the information in PWTAG’s training syllabus. It can of course include additional material.


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NEW REPORT SHOWS HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Last month Swim England launched an independent report which shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. The report shows the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions.

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The report also found evidence that swimmers live longer. Swimming regularly also helps older people to stay fit, physically and mentally.

On the other end of the scale, the report also found that children who take part in swimming lessons regularly develop physical, cognitive and social skills quicker than those who do not.

The report’s remit was developed by the Swimming and Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Ian Cumming, the Health Education England Chief Executive. Continue Reading...

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