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Let’s Go Swimming – Swimmable Water Weekend 2015
July 27, 2015

We work every day to prevent people from getting sick from swimming in contaminated water. That is the primary goal with Swim Guide. And it’s a shared goal between all 55 of our Swim Guide affiliates who contribute their time and their data, updating the app with current water quality information.

But Swim Guide also aspires to get people to swim. Because swimming is marvelous.

Georgia’s on our mind thanks to Satilla Riverkeeper
July 9, 2015

Lazy rivers braided through swamps and salt marshes. Spanish moss and pecan trees veiling the full might of the Atlantic. Fat alligators and Blackbeard’s ghost. These are Georgia’s waters.

We absolutely love having Georgia on Swim Guide.

Thanks to the Satilla Riverkeeper’s water quality monitoring program we are now able to offer Swim Guide users water quality information for the Satilla River system.

Swim Guide and the Weather Network
June 26, 2015


Check it out, we have new partnership.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Swim Guide’s water quality data feed is up on the Weather Network!

Here are the links for the beach report:

The Weather Network


You can also access the Beach report from the Weather Network’s main navigation > Forecasts & Reports > Lifestyle > Beach report

Access current water quality information just got easier.

More to come.

Anne Arundel Community College is here!
June 19, 2015

We are happy to announce that Anne Arundel Community College has joined Swim Guide’s affiliate program. This is the first educational institution to come on board.

AACC’s Environmental Center monitors river water quality at popular bathing sites and marinas along Maryland’s Back Creek and Rock Creek. The Environmental Center’s monitoring program is part of a larger initiative called “Operation Clearwater

Welcome to Swim Guide, Snake River, Idaho!
June 1, 2015

We have good news Idahoans.

The Snake River Basin is now on the map thanks to Buck Ryan and the crew at Snake River Waterkeeper.

What a stunning place to have on Swim Guide, running under all that Idaho sky. The Snake River is a powerful river. It travels through six US states and is the largest tributary feeding the Columbia River. It is also very steep, making the Snake River one of the US’s most important hydrologic resources.

The river’s majestic qualities have supported communities in Idaho for centuries. Unfortunately the advancements the river has provided to those living and working on its banks have not been easy on the river. Hydroelectric dams, natural resource extraction, development, industrial and agricultural pollution, and wastewater discharges have crippled the Snake River.

The Snake River Basin means a lot to Idahoans, who count on it for their heritage and depend on it for their livelihoods. It means a lot to the people who travel from all over to see its beauty. And it certainly means a lot to Buck Ryan who works full time to protect, restore, and celebrate its waters.

Buck Ryan and the Snake River Waterkeeper volunteers monitor 110 sites on the iconic Snake River and on the Salmon River.Now, thanks to their efforts data from the Snake River Waterkeeper monitoring program is now available on Swim Guide. Consider this time last year there wasn’t even a Snake River Waterkeeper.

The Snake River water quality monitoring program has two major jobs. The first is to gather and to share data about the health of the Snake River’s waters in order to address the water qualities issues in the Basin. The second is to share easy to access information on 110 places to float, wade, paddle, and of course, swim on the Snake so that people can make the most out of what the Snake River Basin has to offer. Impressive.

A hearty welcome to the Buck Ryan and everyone from Snake River Waterkeeper. It’s great to have you, Idaho!