Holding more than 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, the Great Lakes are large and powerful water systems. They can produce extreme weather situations and create dangerous currents that can threaten even the most experienced swimmer.
Protect yourself and your family by becoming familiar with swim safety tips before heading out. These include basic precautions such as following beach flag alerts, wearing life jackets, not swimming alone, knowing how to escape a rip current and more. Learn more at Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.