The water immediately bordering the shores of the St. Maximilian Retreat House contains structures and aquatic plants. The density of the aquatic flora depends much on the conditions. These waters are really more ideal for fishing than swimming. However, if you boat out 50 meters from the shore towards the center of the lake or towards the east shore of Lake Seymour, the water is clearer and more ideal for swimming. Throughout the summer, there is a fair amount of activity in the lake including water skiing, speed boating and swimming. If you go swimming, please beware of the other activities going on which could introduce hazards.