, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Andrea Ramey at Local 15 in Alabama covers the launch of Swim Guide and explores the importance of keeping beaches clean and healthy.

Here’s what Baykeeper Casi Callaway had to say:

“This is a great way for you to know, if I put my 3-year-old in the water, is he or she going to be safe?” said Mobile Baykeeper Executive Director Casi Callaway.

It not only tells you if the water is safe, but it also allows you to report problems you may find, like litter or tar balls.

Photo by NOAA. Close up of tar ball.

“You take a quick picture, and send it on its way. It comes to us, we analyze it see what needs to be done,” said Callaway.

Mobile Baykeeper manages the free app. Callaway says local and state agencies collect the data.

Original story called “Want to Know if Water is Safe to Swim in at the Beach? There’s an App for That” appeared on WPMI-TV |

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