Many of us recall our grandparents warning us about “undertows” or “undercurrents” along the coastlines of the Great Lakes or the oceans. A bit later on, the term “rip tides” came into vogue only to be replaced by the contemporary version of “rip currents.”
Regardless of the moniker, the phenomenon is still very much a reality to those of us who play or swim in open water. And while rip currents are not a significant issue at many of our swim sites, they are still a very real hazard to many of you who swim in Lake Michigan at other locations.
Please take a quick moment to check out this PSA on rip currents. It may just save your life one of these days.