State and local health officials encourage safe and healthy swimming this summer
May 29, 2019
Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), along with local health authorities, want to remind Montanans to stay safe while having fun in the water this summer, and to be aware of the related health and safety risks.
Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of 20 unintentional drowning deaths per year in Montana. Almost 50% of the drownings occurred in natural water, while others occurred at home or in swimming pools.