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      Swimmers will already see changes at Twin Lakes Park

      Swimmers can already see some of the changes that the Grand Traverse Parks and Recreation Committee approved last night.

      Swimmers can already see some of the changes that the Grand Traverse Parks and Recreation Committee approved last night.

      Today, the Grand Traverse Parks staff put out buoys to mark a designated swimming area. They also added safety stations in case of an emergency.

      The next step is to hire a lifeguard and start a swim lesson program at the park.

      An "emergency phone" was also approved to be installed.

      These changes come after 17-year-old Owen Williamson drowned in North Twin Lake while swimming with friends. Williamson's drowning marks the third in the last three years at that lake.