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Posted: November 4, 2022 at 2:48 pm

My first assignment teaching surfing was in Hawaii, but it began in California. Here’s how it happened:  My best friend was the son of an Admiral. The Admiral was stationed for two years in San Diego and that’s how I met his son, Billy. Before they moved to San Diego they lived in Panama. It …

 
Posted: October 13, 2022 at 8:17 am

Hello! I am Fabbiha, a Community Scientist for Swim Drink Fish, and I would like to share my experiences as a volunteer for this wonderful organization, and what these experiences have meant to me.   Being a university student who majors in Environmental Science, I am quite interested in environmental data collection and in the …

 
Posted: October 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm

Many dogs enjoy swimming, but any body of water can be dangerous to your pet. Here are seven tips for keeping dogs safe around water.1. Dogs Should Always Wear a Life Jacket Around WaterThe best way to keep your dog safe is to invest in a canine life jacket. Your dog should wear this whenever …

 
Posted: September 29, 2022 at 4:15 pm

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Elizabeth (Liz) Cute, the Senior Community Engagement Manager at Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper affiliate profile Where: Buffalo, New York USA Number of regions: 9 Number of sites: 27 Sampling season: Sampling season starts Victoria Day Weekend and ends Labour Day Weekend Sampling frequency: Collected weekly …

 
Posted: September 15, 2022 at 8:46 pm

Whether in the pool or in the sea, swimming is one of the recreational activities  that offers a full body workout. In addition to working the body as a whole, swimming has a range of other positive effects, including improving muscle tone, burning calories, reducing allergy symptoms and even strengthening the heart. But if you’re …

 
Posted: July 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Katy Alambo, Ottawa Riverkeeper’s biologist. To learn more about their watershed health assessment and monitoring initiative. Ottawa Riverkeeper affiliate profile Where: Ontario / Quebec, CA Number of regions: 16 Number of sites: 374 Sampling season: June – August Sampling frequency: Varies Swim Guide Affiliate since: 2012 …

 
Posted: July 20, 2022 at 1:02 pm

In June 2022, we interviewed Friends of Humber Bay to learn more about their weekly water monitoring efforts along the shoreline of Humber Bay Park West. Ro, Eric and Katrina shared their experiences about what it’s like to be a member of our community science initiative. Here’s what they had to say: *This interview has …

 
Posted: at 12:54 pm

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Erin Donmoyer, the Black-Sampit Riverkeeper to learn more about the development of the new Riverkeeper program for the Black and Sampit watersheds. Winyah River Alliance affiliate profileWhere: South Carolina, USA Number of regions: 5 Number of sites: 37 Sampling season: June to September Sampling frequency: Weekly …

 
Posted: June 16, 2022 at 9:47 am

In September 2020, I packed up and made the move to the West End of Toronto. After 27 years of being an East-ender and witnessing the coveted Blue Flags swaying in the wind along Woodbine Beach, I found myself diving into the shores of Humber Bay. Wading into the water and peering north, it became …

 
Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:29 am

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Garrett Richardson the monitoring technician of Friends of the Cheat. To learn more about the effects of Acid Mining Drainage and how it affects the Cheat River in West Virginia. ShoreRivers affiliate profileWhere: West Virginia, USA Number of regions: 1 Number of sites: 12 Sampling season: …

 
Posted: March 25, 2022 at 12:39 pm

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Raina, a mermaid from Halifax, Nova Scotia. To learn how she sees the role of mermaids in the water community. *This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Or: Could you introduce yourself and tell us when you began being a mermaid?Raina: I am Raina, a …

 
Posted: February 23, 2022 at 8:57 am

For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Annie Richards the Chester Riverkeeper from ShoreRivers to learn about what they view as their river’s natural resources and how to put them into good use.ShoreRivers affiliate profileWhere: Maryland, USA Number of regions: 5 Number of sites: 49 Sampling season: Memorial Day through Labor Day Sampling …

 
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