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

Areal Flood Watch

Issued:
3:16 PM EST on December 18, 2018
Expires:
7:00 PM EST on December 21, 2018
Clear
Currently
25°
Clear
Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today.
Clear
Tuesday 12/18 0%
High 33° / Low 16°
Clear
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid teens.
Clear
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 39° / Low 25°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 39F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 12/20 60%
High 42° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Rain
Friday 12/21 100%
High 55° / Low 38°
Rain
Rain. High around 55F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch.
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