|New swimmer safety flag at the Great Salt Lake Marina.|
Gordon has been working hard on a plan to make swimming at the Great Salt Lake a little safer. Yesterday afternoon he unveiled his plan and we tested it out.
Gordon got permission from the Harbormaster to to install a swimmer flag at the end of the dock that can be posted when there are swimmers in the water. The hope is that it will alert other lake users to keep an eye out for swimmers.
|Swimmer "tags" with emergency contact info that are posted on the swimmer flag while swimming.|
The really cool part is that you can post your "tag" on the flag with your name and emergency contact info when you get in the water. When you finish your swim, just take off your tag and, if you are the last swimmer in, put the flag away.
I'm really excited about this new system and think that it will help us be a little safer out on the lake.
The full details of the plan and other safety tips can be found in the following document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JJAduq09C2XX9J4p8Llvq_TA0i5LIEp2Mq5NknVq0ZI/edit