| California Wildfires Causing Air Quality Concerns For Swim Practices
Sept. 10, 2020—
For a second straight year, California wildfires are bringing up air quality concerns that could affect swim practices and competitions. Wildfires are tearing across the West Coast, killing seven people and destroying buildings across California, Oregon and Washington. The resulting ash in the air has caused health and safety concerns. We saw a similar situation last year, when swimming officials were forced to cancel practices or competitions if air quality crossed a certain threshold. Officials are monitoring a rating called “Air Quality Index” or AQI. Last year, many policies said ...