Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson proclaimed the summer of 2014 to be a SwimSafe summer at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
In the proclamation, Mayor Johnson commended the many organizations who make up the SwimSafe Coalition who have spent time in 2013 and 2014 educating the public.
He also thanked the Dieringer School District and students Abby Nelson, Tea’Champan, Alicia Sjoden, Trinnity Nguyen, Hannah Kaiser and Logan DeLapp. These students have taken it upon themselves to help remember lives lost on the water and work toward ways to prevent accidents.
Mayor Johnson also noted in the proclamation that the city of Bonney Lake and Lake Tapps is an inviting area for visitors to come enjoy recreational summer activities.
Prior to 2013, lives were lost every year from drowning with the majority of victims being 16 to 25 year old males in good physical condition.
- The Lake Tapps Park is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no new vehicles allowed in after 7 p.m.
- Allan Yorke Park closes at dusk. The boat launch will be closed for special events on July 30 for Tunes @ Tapps, August 15 to 16 for Bonney Lake Days and August 30 for the Labor of Love Triathlon.