Swimming

SWIMMING is allowed within 50 feet of the shore, within a designated swimming area (Swim Beach), within 20 feet of a private dock, or as incidental or necessary to waterskiing, wakeboarding, jetskiing, sailboarding or in an emergency. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK, NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.

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Immersion in cold water can cause the effects of hypothermia to
begin within minutes. Losses of dexterity and muscle coordination
are some of the early signs which will adversely affect a person’s
ability to swim.

Coupled with cold water immersion and
increased breathing rates will exhaust a
swimmer many times faster than normal.

Alcohol use is involved with up to 50% of adolescent and adult
drowning. Alcohol effects balance, coordination and judgment;
all of which are compounded by environmental factors such as
heat and cold exposure.

A swimmer in the water is almost invisible to a boat operator,
even in ideal conditions. Avoid high traffic areas such launch
ramps and marinas.

All swimmers must stay within fifty
feet of the shore or twenty feet of a
private dock. Swimmers may parallel
the shore within this area should
they wish to swim greater distances.

Aquatic plant growth can cause unprepared and distressed
swimmers to panic. Always survey the area where you will be
swimming.

Use the buddy system and never overestimate your abilities!