Pools, waterparks and other water-related venues are great sources of fun and exercise. However, with aquatic activities there are risks of waterborne illness and injury. Pools and similar facilities can harbor pathogens that make us sick, and sometimes the chemicals intended to inactivate these pathogens can irritate our skin, eyes and lungs. Fortunately, most of these risks are preventable. The purpose of this talk will be to enhance your knowledge on strategies in design, operation, maintenance and management to help minimize these risks so we can all enjoy the benefits of recreational water safely. CDC considerations for safely operating an aquatic venue during COVID-19 will be presented.