May 24, 2021
1:00 pm EDT
Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. CDC’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week (HSSW) highlights the roles that swimmers, parents, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries. This year’s HSSW is May 24-30, 2021.
CDC’s Samaria Aluko will highlight CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that outlines outbreaks in the United States associated with treated recreational water that occurred during 2015–2019.
Dewey Case, Technical Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code, will showcase CMAHC’s State Designee Committee (SDC). The SDC is a forum to discuss lessons learned and best practices for safe swimming at the State level. The SDC convenes regularly to discuss public health perspectives and input regarding the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).
For any questions about the webinar, email MAHCnet@naccho.org.
Samaria Aluko, MPH
ORISE Fellow, Healthy Swimming and Model Aquatic Health Code at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Samaria Aluko, MPH, is the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellow with the Healthy Swimming and Model Aquatic Health Code. She has a bachelor’s degree in biological science with an emphasis in global health from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Temple University. Prior to joining the Healthy Swimming Program, Samaria served in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 response.
Technical Director, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
Dewey Case serves as the Technical Director for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code. Working in the aquatics industry for over 20 years, he has served the YMCA of the USA as well as the local and state chapters of the American Red Cross by providing expertise in aquatics. Prior to his current role with CMAHC, he served on the 1st and 3rd editions of the MAHC in a volunteer role. He was recognized as a self-proclaimed “aquatics lifer” by Aquatics International in the 2018 Power Issue. Holding multiple Instructor Trainer certifications from the American Red Cross, as well as instructor credentials with the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, he enjoys helping other aquatic facilities improve operations, and helping young aquatics professionals hone and develop their craft. In addition to his service with CMAHC, he also serves as the Association Aquatics Director for The Family YMCA of Southeast Mississippi. Dewey resides with his wife Lisa in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.