As Summer approaches, remember to always practice safety around ALL bodies of water and especially on Lake Lanier! Georgia's Life Jacket Law states "all children under 10 years of age on a moving vessel must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved and appropriately sized personal flotation device (PFD)."
The law does not apply when a child is within a fully enclosed roofed cabin or other fully enclosed roofed compartment or structure of the vessel. Code 52-7-8 (d) (3).
ISR of Lake Lanier family and friends...floaties and toy-type rings are NOT approved flotation devices.
Please be aware that even Coast Guard approved life jackets cause a child to float in the face down position! Floating with a CG approved life jacket can be difficult for even our most skilled ISR of Lake Lanier students. At your child's next ISR lesson, make sure the instructor tests your son or daughters swimming and floating skills while wearing their life jacket.
Today was a perfect day to take a stroll on my mom and dad’s dock. It reminded me of when I was little taking the same stroll on this very dock. Growing up on Lake Lanier was perfect for our family. I can't believe we have lived on this lake since 1978! The weekend always brings rough waters during the summer, but so peaceful during the week and throughout the year.
Now that my sister and brother-in-law live nearby with their kids, their favorite place to go is down to my parent’s dock. I’m not a fan of them swimming when its rough waters, but knowing that they are all skilled ISR swimmers I am comforted in knowing that they have that extra layer of protection.
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