The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and safety of people, families, and workers at public swimming facilities.
CMAHC promotes health and safety for public swimming facilities in the U.S. A member-driven organization, CMAHC is unique as it exists exclusively to advocate, evolve, innovate, promote implementation, organize research in support of, and advise the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on needed updates to the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).
The Model Aquatic Health Code
Through science-based guidance from the CDC, the MAHC is the only all-inclusive national pool code that addresses current aquatic issues. The MAHC is a voluntary resource guide that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries. The MAHC guidelines are all-inclusive and address the design, construction, operation, maintenance, policies, and management cutting-edge needs of today’s public aquatic facilities.
The CMAHC collects, assesses, and relays MAHC Change Request recommendations to CDC every three years via its triennial Vote on the Code conference, during which members gather, assess, and decide on proposed Change Requests to the MAHC.
The MAHC is a voluntarily guidance document that can be adopted wholly or in-part, and is driven by your expertise. It is free and accessible to all.
The MAHC is unique in that it is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it vote on its content every three years via membership in the CMAHC.
An up-to-date, knowledge-based Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) that supports healthy and safe aquatic experiences for everyone and is used by pool programs across the U.S.
Driven by Science
The MAHC update process is based on scientific data and best practices gathered through a strong partnership between public health and aquatics industry experts, which makes it easier to adopt and implement.