Hot Air, Cold Water Creates Dangerous Mix For SwimmersWith the lake water below 50 degrees, anything more than a quick dip can potentially lead to hypothermia. It’s especially dangerous for boaters who may decide to jump in. “If your airways are below the water level when you take that gasp of air which is involuntary, you suck in that cold water in your lungs, it’s going to cause cold water drowning,” said U.S. Coast Guard, Matt James.
Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip CurrentsThis past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they're better swimmers than they are.
Chicago's Beaches Open For Unofficial Start To SummerChicago’s beaches were bound to be packed for the Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s for the start of the holiday weekend.
Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This WeekendFriday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.