U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants you to be safe in the water

Published June 1, 2012
With the Recreation Season in full swing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants you to help spread the message about the importance of being safe around water. 
One of the first rules of water safety is to learn to swim well.  Even the best of swimmers and boaters play it safe by wearing life jackets.  Today, life jackets are more comfortable and fashionable than ever before.  Make sure your life jacket is designed for the activity you are engaging in and swim in designated areas.  Don’t dive into lakes or rivers as tree limbs and other debris tend to find their way into your favorite swimming hole.  Parents: Watch your children. A small distraction can lead to a lifetime of regret.  If your boat tips over, stay with it.  Even a capsized boat will float.
Water safety programs are offered at no cost by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  You can learn about water safety and outdoor recreation opportunities in the area at our Corps lake offices.

Release no. 12-005

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