Warm temperatures this weekend had many people heading to the beach.
There will be many more warm weekends to come, but there are some important safety reminders while swimming in Lake Michigan.
Newscenter 16's Stephanie Stang talked with Dave Benjamin of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project about how to stay safe in the water.
The organization's main goal is to reduce the number of drownings every year.
For more information on the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, click on the Big Red Bar.