The new Swim Guide website offers more articles about beach life and environmental issues, weather reports, and a bigger map. Designed for mobile phones, Swim Guide now brings you the beach information you love in a faster, cleaner design.
We’ve been hard at work on this project for the last year, talking to users and organizations who care about a swimmable water future. They told us they wanted more information about the environmental issues that affect beaches and more stories about the heroes who protect swimmable water. They told us they wanted more science, especially lessons that they can share with kids at the beach. They want to know what to do when they get to the beach. And they want to understand how spending time by the water improves mental and physical health. You’ll find those stories and more in the new “Beach Basics” section of the new Swim Guide website
That’s not all. We’ve refreshed the beach information page to make it easier to find water quality information and weather reports. We’ve completely updated the design of the site so that it works on any mobile device. This gets you to clean water faster.
In the next few weeks, you’ll see more new features rolling out, including an all-new French language version of Swim Guide. Using and sharing Swim Guide information has never been easier.
Because of users like you, Swim Guide has become one of the most-used beach information services in the world. With more than 700,000 users in four countries, we’re excited to bring you more water quality information, more environmental education, and more social sharing capability. Because life is better by the water.
To support this growing service, please consider making a donation. Your support helps us maintain water quality data for 7,000 beaches, prevent waterborne illnesses, and monitor the government agencies who are responsible for keeping your homewaters clean and wild enough to swim. Thank you.
Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe. Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.| See Legal.
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