Water Sports Safety

By: Zach Marohnic and Chris Bierman

Water Sports

White water rafting along with other water sports are a lot of fun but, before you have fun you need to know the safety tips and facts.


Wisconsin Water Sports

With over 15,000 lakes and 60,000 registered boats, Wisconsin hosts a great variety of activities on, around and under the water. Many people enjoy water sports as part of a healthy, active lifestyle, and these activities often involve whole families enjoy days together.

While hundreds of thousands of hours are spent safely engaging in the many water-related activities, accidents, injuries and deaths do occur each year as well.

Water Activities

It will be fun... If you stay SAFE!

Rip Currents

Rip Currents occur when long shore current meets a physical barrier such as a peninsula, headland, near shore reef, is deflected lakeward. Rip currents are usually narrow. Swimmers can escape them by swimming perpendicular or parallel to shore.