When you are out on Lake Lanier it's a great idea for the adult who is driving the boat to give the kids a safety lesson before leaving the dock. He or she should make it a point to tell them that there can only be one captain, and it's important to follow his or her orders quickly and quietly.
Here are a few basic rules to consider:
- No running on deck.
- No sitting on the side rails, foredeck, dashboard, sunpad or swim platform when the boat is under way.
- Advise them to leave "one hand for themselves and one for the boat" by using grab-rails to steady themselves if the boat rocks.
- Instruct children not to walk around while the boat is in motion.
Have a great last few weeks on beautiful Lake Lanier y'all!
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The ISR Self-Rescue™ Swim-Float-Swim program teaches the skills necessary for a child to reach the steps, edge of the pool or shore. This process begins with teaching breath control and the skills to turn around in the water to secure the edge. Children learn correct swimming posture, movement through the water, the rollback-to-float sequence, as well as rotating to a face down position to continue to swim. This “swim-float-swim” sequence can be repeated until safety is reached.
When you learn about ISR, you know this is the most important level of protection you can give your child to prevent drowning. If fences, supervision, and alarms fail, your child's skill is an additional measure of protection!
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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.
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