Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Swimming Safety

Swimming Safety

  • Always swim with a buddy; never swim alone.
  • Read and obey all rules and posted signs.
  • Swim in areas that are supervised by a lifeguard.
  • Children or inexperienced swimmers should take extra precautions, such as wearing U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket when around water.
  • Watch out for the “dangerous too’s”- too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
  • Set water safety rules for your family based on swimming abilities (for example, inexperienced swimmers should stay in water less than chest deep).
  • Be knowledgeable of the water environment you are in and its potential hazards, such as deep and shallow areas, currents, depth changes, obstructions and where the entry and exit points are located. The more informed you are, the more aware you will be of hazards and safe practices.
  • Know how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies.
  • Use a feet first entry when entering the water.
  • Enter head first only when the area is clearly marked for diving and has no obstructions.
  • Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving, or boating. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination, affects your swimming and diving skills and reduces your body’s ability to stay warm.
  • Know how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies.

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Weather Forecast

Wind Advisory

Issued:
7:13 PM EDT on October 23, 2017
Expires:
8:00 AM EDT on October 24, 2017
Overcast
Currently
70°
Overcast
Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday.
Thunderstorm
Tuesday 10/24 100%
High 66° / Low 48°
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 66F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
Clear
Wednesday 10/25 10%
High 60° / Low 35°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 60F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/26 20%
High 55° / Low 34°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 55F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 10/27 10%
High 59° / Low 38°
Clear
Sunny. High 59F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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