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Winter Dry Suit Swim at Lake Tahoe
Five Sierra Division 11 members conducted their annual dry suit swim at the Coast Guard Station at Lake Tahoe. During the winter months, Auxiliarists who patrol are required to wear the dry suits. These suits are indeed dry in that they keep water away from the user's body. Polypropylene underwear provides further insulation from the cold. On January 16th, the water temperature at Lake Tahoe was a cold 40 degrees. The dry suit swim also serves as a "leak" test. Any suit that leaks needs to be repaired. Anyone who fell into the water without a life jacket or dry suit would likely survive less than 15 minutes.
Sierra Division 11 members gather for the annual dry suit swim. The dry suits are required when water and air temperature are less than 50 degrees.
Tugs and Towed Vessels
Coast Guard Navigational Rules are clear as to lighting and markings that these vessels must display. Click here for a discussion of these rules.
This page contains links to pages for information on uniforms and other items.
|Tropical Blue Uniform|
|Uniform Procurement Guide (Everything you need to know about Auxiliary Uniforms)|
|New Member Information|
|Auxiliary New Member Course Exam|
|Operational Specialty Course Examination Answer Sheet (ANSC 7010)
Note: This is also used for the New Member Course Exam
|Auxiliary New Member Course|
|New Member Enrollment Application|
|Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (August 2011 Edition)|
- Division 11 Meeting, April 25th, Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe, 7:30 PM