Health and Safety

Swimming and Entering Local Water

Swimming or walking barefoot in streams is not safe. Such actions significantly increase the risk of contracting parasites that live in such water, such as Schistomiasis. In the hot tropical climate, you may find yourself attracted to seemingly harmless waters. Do not be fooled. It is just not safe. Students should also be very careful when going to local beaches to swim. Gulf currents can be very strong and without warning can take a person under. UCC asks all students to avoid swimming at the local beaches and patronize the swimming pools