A few days ago, I was out playing in the waves with my family, big swells that kept most other beach-goers away. Usually all manner of folks can be found at my beach, lounging and wading and a few actually swimming. On this day though, the weather people had warned of dangerous rip-currents and I would agree that if you’re not physically strong enough or experienced with Lake Michigan specifically, you should not tackle the waves. They can be killers. Without exaggeration. Mostly because people underestimate their power. But, where you swim in them is super important as well! In fact, a life was lost that day as a young girl swam too near a channel and got swept away by the currents there.