LTS² Water Safety & Survival
Monday, Jul 11, 2022 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Friday, Jul 15, 2022 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Water Safety and Survival
- Know your limitations, including physical fitness, medical conditions.
- Never swim alone; swim with lifeguards and/or water watchers present.
- Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate for your weight and size and the water activity. Always wear a life jacket while boating, regardless of swimming skill.
- Swim sober.
- Understand the dangers of hyperventilation and hypoxic blackout.
- Know how to call for help.
- Understand and adjust for the unique risks of the water environment you are in, such as:
- River currents.
- Tidal currents
- Ocean rip currents.
- Water temperature.
- Shallow or unclear water.
- Underwater hazards, such as vegetation and animals.
Basic Swimming Introduction
- Enter water that’s over your head, then return to the surface.
- Float or tread water for at least 1 minute.
- Turn over and turn around in the water.
- Swim at least 25 yards.
- Exit the water.
Opportunities to go power!boating and sailing in the protected waters of Mill Creek are included in the course!