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“Watermark” creators to judge #InSummerWeSwim photo contest
August 14, 2013

The #InSummerWeSwim Instagram contest, launched August 1st, is a partnership between Waterkeepers Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Together, we want to see what inspires you about summer on the water! It can be your favourite beach or river, your friends swimming, or scenes from a watersport – anything at all.

Winning photos will be selected by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nick de Pencier, the team behind Watermark, a new documentary about our relationship with water premiering this fall.

Click here for details.

Riley the dog takes prize in Swimmable California photo contest
August 6, 2013

Riley the Dog swam his way to first place in the Swimmable CA photo contest (pet category). Riley’s photo was accompanied by a video of Riley swimming on Monterey Bay with an open water swim team.

Congratulations to Riley and thank you to all who entered the contest!

Check out California Coastkeeper’s facebook page and Instragram profile to see more photos of the weekend.

Life of Riley from Chris Villanueva on Vimeo.

MEC sponsors Swim Guide photo contest in Canada
August 2, 2013

Enter between August 1- 31st for a chance to win MEC gift certificates!

Share a photo on Instagram that shows what swimming and summer mean to you. Use the hashtag #InSummerWeSwim and you are automatically entered in the contest.

Click here for details.

Swimmable Water Weekend Roundup
August 1, 2013


THANK YOU for being part of Swimmable Water Weekend 2013! More than 1,000 individuals submitted photos to help create a global portrait of recreational water. Thousands more attended community events to restore and celebrate their local waterways.

You can view some of the contributions online for a limited time by clicking here.

First Swimmable CA Day makes a splash
July 26, 2013
Swimmable CA day was officially approved by the California Legislature in July 2013 and celebrated July 25. Hundreds celebrated with California Coastkeeper Alliance to show their love for clean and safe recreational water.Click here to check out some of the best posts from the day on Storify.