TORONTO, February 2018 — Beach goers can access even better beach and water quality information, including service in 3 languages, with the launch of Swim Guide’s third version of its Android app: Swim Guide 3.3
With nearly 2 million users to date, Swim Guide 3.3 is a free app helping people find great places to swim, and keeping them informed of the latest water quality monitoring results so they can avoid swimming in contaminated water. New research from the US estimates 90 million recreational water illnesses are contracted annually, making it pertinent that the public be better informed about contamination at the beaches where they swim.
Swim Guide’s international beach data collection and technology development projects ensure that information about recreational water quality is easy to find and easy to understand. Swim Guide projects like the Guide’s open data standard for the automated exchange of recreational water quality data help get relevant information into the hands of the public as more quickly so that more people can choose clean beaches, avoid illness, and spend more time on the water.
Swim Guide, which is also available on iOS and on the web, is the most comprehensive beach water quality service in world. It is a program of Swim Drink Fish Canada, a Canadian charity that connects people with water.
“Since launching Swim Guide in 2011 our goal has been to make water quality information simple to access and easy to understand, for as many people as possible. In addition to improving the search, design, and data presentation with this latest version of the Android app, we are incredibly proud to be able to provide this service in multiple languages so that even more beach lovers can easily find all of the information they need to have a great day on the water.”
– Mark Mattson, President at Swim Drink Fish Canada
“Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we are proud to support Canadian organizations as they use technology and innovation to enhance what they do. It’s exciting to see this project by Swim Drink Fish Canada move forward, which will arm Canadians with the information they need to enjoy recreational waterways this summer and beyond.”
– David Fowler, Vice President marketing and communications, CIRA.
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Communications and Marketing Manager
Swim Drink Fish Canada
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