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Swimmer's Itch

6/22/2011

Swimmers Itch is common in Michigan Lakes and really can not be prevented.  It is most common in early season swimming when the water first warms up.  It does not affect all people as the reaction is an allergic reaction to a worm larva.  There are really three methods to reduce the possibility of swimmers itch.

1.  Attempt to keep waterfowl from the swimming area and beach.  The worm that causes swimmers itch comes from the waterfowl feces and then matures in snails.  Bunny run attempts to deter waterfowl from walking up on the beach using a simple line of string at the waters edge.

2.  The number of worms can be reduced by treating the water with copper sulfate.  This will reduce the snail count and worm count.  We typically treat for this in mid-June when swimmers itch is at its worst if needed. 

3.  Swimmers can towell dry or shower after swimming to prevent the worms from attaching to the skin.

Click here to download a PDF that fully explains the history, source, cause, and preventative options about swimmers itch.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

4/26/2018 - Lakefront Homeowner's Meeting
4/23/2018 - 2018 Boat Launching
9/12/2017 - Minutes of the August 20, 2017 General Membership Meeting
The minutes from the August 20, 2017 general membership meeting have been posted to the B.R.C.C. website
10/1/2016 - Board Members Terms
9/15/2016 - Boats out of the Water
Another season has come to an end and it is time to put up the water toys. There will be a combination lock on the Boat Gate in order to get your boat(s) out of the water. Please contact a board member for the combination under the "Contact Us" tab. Thank you.

LATEST NEWS

6/29/2013 - Fireworks Law
6/22/2011 - Swimmer's Itch
Everything you ever wanted to know about swimmers itch...
6/15/2011 - SHORELINE EROSION...
The loss of shoreline vegetation is an increasing problem around Michigan lakes. Learn more about it here.
6/1/2011 - Who may operate a boat / watercraft in michigan...
7/28/2010 - Michigan Online Boating Safety Course and Exam
Get your Boating Safety Certificate Online!
7/1/2010 - PWCs Rules and Regulations
7/18/2009 - Boat sinks in Long Lake
Early Saturday afternoon, a 20' ski boat sank on Long Lake in Lake Orion
3/12/2009 - BOAT SAFETY CHECK LIST
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
2/12/2009 - Child Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
12/1/2008 - Ice Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

NEWSLETTERS

8/3/2018 - August 2018 Newsletter
General membership meeting, Board member elections, Scholarship program, Summer Picnic, Events, Membership, Apparel, Improvements, Boat storage
6/15/2018 - July 2018 Newsletter
Club and Lake Orion summer events, B.R.C.C. Scholarship program. 2018 Membership drive, Clubhouse rental, Repairs improvements and projects, Summer safety, Volunteers wanted
3/11/2018 - March 2018 Newsletter
B.R.C.C board of directors; 2018 club rates and membership drive; Easter egg hunt and key 2018 club dates; Swim area and dock improvement plans


UPCOMING EVENTS

8/19/2018 - General Member Board Meeting
1:00 OCLOCK SHARP for the General Member Meeting. Please come to show your support, give praise and suggestions.
8/25/2018 - “So Long to Summer” Potluck
9/3/2018 - Labor Day - Last Day the Club will be open.
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