Thank you Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol!
One of the many benefits of living on Lake Geneva that distinguishes our waterfront to many other lakes is the dedication of our lakefront residents to the awareness and safety measures provided by the Water Safety Patrol. On the evening of Friday, August 7th you will see many boats heading toward the Ferro Pavillion, Cobalts, Streblows, Chris Crafts with boat names that are staples to this lake parked on the pier and owners celebrating under the stars. There is a great amount of effort, tradition, money and honor in supporting an organization that protects and supports our residents and weekend warriors. It’s always wonderful catching up with friends and other couples around the lake that support the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol.
From jumping off the piers and swimming to boating around the lake, water safety is paramount. Even with cautious practices accidents happen. People get carried away or they try to help someone else in need and end up in trouble themselves. It’s in that moment that the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol is there. They dedicate countless hours to training for emergency situations.
Not only do the members of the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol perform rescues, are first responders on the scene of an accident and handle emergencies, they also teach people of all ages water safety tips.
The Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol offers swimming lessons around the lake Monday – Friday at 7 different spots; Lake Geneva Beach, Fontana Beach, Williams Bay Beach, Linn Pier, Knollwood, Lake Geneva Beach Association and Buena Vista! They have trained water safety instructors and make sure that people understand everything they need to know while enjoying summer on the water.
The organization now has 6 boats, provides lifeguard services at 12 different locations around the lake, offers swimming lessons, boat safety classes, lifeguard training, and employs a staff of over 80 people.
How can we support the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol?
Because the Water Safety Patrol is so vital to Lake Geneva, they rely on the donations and support of the surrounding communities. They are a private, non-profit organization. If you visit their website you’ll be able to make a donation to support the organization. Also in August, Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol has an annual fundraiser. This years “Nautical Night” is a dinner, dance and auction. It will be hosted on Friday August 5th at the Ferro Pavillion at George Williams College (the same location for the Music By the Lake concerts.) As part of the theme of water safety, there will be a water taxi that will transport you from your pier to the event and return you home safe and sound. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale now. To reserve your seat at this grand event contact Ted, Brigid or Carol at 262-245-6577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
While you are out enjoying the beautiful lake this summer, please remember to tip your sunglasses to the Lake Geneva Water Safety Patrol! They are a vital part of our precious lake!
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