Safety Information

Water Safety Tips

  • Wear Coast Guard approved life jackets when around water, most people do not expect to end up in the water and of those who drown, were not wearing a life jacket.
  • Water and alcohol do not mix.
  • Check weather forecasts before embarking on water activities.
  • Be aware of your personal water skill and knowledge.

Boating Safety Tips

  • Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.
  • Check all safety equipment, replace and repair before launching.
  • File a float plan with family and friends.
  • Be a courteousness boater, follow the rules of the road.
  • Swimming near or under platforms on outboard motorboats, where CO2 (carbon monoxide) fumes accumulate, can kill.

Swimming Tips

  • Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.
  • Learning to swim is an important skill for all ages.
  • Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy.
  • Always swim in designated swimming areas.
  • Diving or jumping from cliffs and bluffs invites tragedy.
  • Always supervise children of all ages when around open bodies of water.