Learn to Swim

Here is the latest Darwin Award for Boaters as compiled by SafeBoater. Learning to swim may have saved this man's life!

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

By: SafeBoater

Everyone should learn how to swim. SearchAmelia is headquarted on 13 X 2 mile, Amelia Island, learning to swim is a necessity. Even if you do not live on an island, if you are going to spend anytime in or on the water, you need to learn to swim. Otherwise, you are just asking for trouble.

Here is the latest Darwin Award for Boaters as compiled by www.safeboater.com. Learning to swim may have saved this man’s life!

And the Darwin Award goes to…
Imagine being on Obonga Lake, 100 miles north of Thunder Bay, Canada. A man took his family out for a boat ride on a hot, sweaty summer day. With temperatures approaching the 90-degree mark, the man decided to cool off by jumping into the lake for a quick dip. There was just one problem: he didn’t know how to swim. Why someone who can’t swim would dive into a deep lake is a mystery, but since his wife couldn’t figure out how to steer the boat over to him, he drowned.

The Bottom Line: Local organizations such as the American Red Cross, the YMCA and others offer training for all ages and abilities. Check with our local Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center to see what classes are offered by the City of Fernandina Beach.

Learning to swim is cheap, easy, and could one day save your life.

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