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Perhaps you would prefer to have a swim in Lake Huron. The beaches in Southampton, Port Elgin and Saugeen Township offer wonderful swimming opportunities. But you must be careful at the beach.
Please Note: The beaches in Saugeen Shores do not have life guards on duty. Please ensure that you watch children and those who are inexperienced swimmers while at the Beach and swimming in Lake Huron.
It is suggested that children and inexperienced swimmers with a 'swimming buddy" who is responsible for their direct supervision. We suggest caregiver be arm's reach of the child(ren) and inexperienced at all times, both in and out of the water.
Always swim with a buddy; never leave children in or near water unsupervised. Watch out for what the Red Cross calls the "dangerous too's" - too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity. Know Your Limits.
If you're not a strong swimmer, don't head into water that's too deep and don't try to keep up with swimmers that are much stronger than you. Inflatable mattresses,and toys and water wings are not water safety devices. Wear a life jacket if you are a inexperienced swimmer.