Is the water in Lake Michigan safe to swim in?

Swimming in Lake Michigan is  an ' at your own risk' activity. Bradford Beach is the only beach with lifeguards, all other beaches managed by Milwaukee County parks do not have lifeguards. 

For current water quality reports along Lake Michigan visit the Wisconsin Beach Health website for  water-quality reports. 

For current Beach Surface Currents & Wave Heights visit the Wisconsin Beach Health website for  Links to Current Weather and Lake Conditions

Break the Grip of the Rip!® Learn safety tips and how to swim out of a rip current. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have  created a video demonstration.