Swim safely at the EYC

Swimming from the EYC pier in the cool, clean waters of Eagle Harbor is one of the many benefits of EYC membership.  EYC members are reminded to be safe when swimming.

The EYC does not provide a lifeguard.  The EYC staff are sailing instructors, not lifeguards.  Sometimes no staff will be on duty.  Even if staff are on duty while swimming takes place, it is not part of staff duties to supervise or monitor swimming EYC members — including EYC juniors — except in those rare instances when swimming takes place during sailing lessons.  Parents should supervise their children at all times when their children are swimming at the EYC.

Parents should ensure their children do not engage in reckless or dangerous behavior, such as pushing or throwing others off the pier or the training raft, or other rough play.

Swimming is not allowed in the harbor between the EYC pier and the Ephraim Yacht Harbor pier.

Swimming is not allowed from the south and west faces of the EYC pier.  Swimming is allowed only from the north face of the pier, west of the riprap.

Diving is prohibited.  The water is too shallow and diving is too dangerous.  Also, do not jump off the pier near the ladders and hanging walkways.

In summary, while the EYC allows swimming, swimming is at your own risk, no lifeguard is on duty, swimmers must act responsibly, parents are responsible for the safety of their children while swimming, and parents should supervise their children when swimming.