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.
Spring is in the Air! It's time to put your winter jacket away (if you live in Georgia you probably put that away a month ago). Take out your swim suit and shake the dust off...it will fit...you've been exercising right?! Check your sunscreen too! Sunscreen does have an expiration date...don't come inside that first day out looking like a raccoon! Lastly, test out your cute swimmies...blow them up to full capacity...then POP them!
If your child is an Aquatic Self-Survival Student from Infant Swimming Resource, no swimmies are required.
They can swim...just watch them!
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