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Posted: May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Last updated 28 May 2020Toronto beaches There are 11 official city beaches in Toronto and currently you can access all of the them. However Toronto’s beaches are not being maintained or supervised. According to the City, “beaches are currently closed and not supervised.” The City’s definition of open and closed is below: When a beach …

 
Posted: May 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Clean water is a central initiative of the Surfrider Foundation, whose mission is the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches. An estimated 180 million people visit the beaches in the United States alone every year to enjoy some of the nation’s most outstanding public areas. Surfrider works in innovative ways alongside …

 
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Posted: May 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Swim Drink Fish is proud to announce we now operate Blue Flag Canada. Blue Flag is a world-renowned certification program for eco-friendly beaches, boats, and marinas. With this exciting news, Swim Drink Fish joins the Blue Flag International network of 47 National Operators. Beachgoers around the world recognize the iconic Blue Flag. And Blue Flag …

 
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Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

This post was last updated 28 May 2020. This page will be updated often with new information.The end of May typically marks the start of the summer at beaches across Ontario. This year, it will be an unprecedented swim season due to the measures in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some beaches …

 
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Posted: March 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

The Swim Guide was created in order to answer the question, “Is it safe to swim?” For 9 years, we’ve provided up to date recreational water quality data for beaches, lakes, and rivers around the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has added a new intonation to the question of whether or not you can get sick …

 
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Posted: March 25, 2020 at 12:26 am

22 May 2020 updatesIn an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, enforce social distancing, and in certain cases, accommodate mandatory work and travel restrictions, states, counties, and cities across the USA are limiting access to beaches. The majority of US recreational water quality monitoring programs continue to sample beaches and share test results as …

 
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Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Hello everyone,How are you doing?We are here for you.In the face of the coronavirus virus pandemic, most of us are practicing “social distancing.” Swim Drink Fish, the organization behind Swim Guide, has adopted these practices. We’re encouraging our staff and network to always follow the advice of our health experts. This means working from home, …

 
Posted: January 24, 2020 at 2:55 pm

January 27 is Northland Anniversary Day, and there’s a lot to celebrate in this exquisite region. Waitangi is the birthplace of New Zealand. It’s where the Treaty of Waitangi, the nation’s founding document, was signed in 1840. Waitangi is also the site of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, which you can visit in this region. The …

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Posted: December 23, 2019 at 7:53 am

Kiwi summer swim spots on the world mapThis summer, Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has teamed up with Canadian-based not-for-profit Swim Drink Fish to share New Zealand’s recreational water quality results with an international audience. The latest results collated and displayed by the LAWA website are now also available on the globally popular Swim Guide …

 
Posted: at 4:53 am

In-time for holiday beach time and New Zealand’s swimming season, we’ve teamed up with Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) to automate the data exchange for New Zealand’s 700 monitored beaches featured on Swim Guide thanks to LAWA’s commitment to open data and public access to water quality information.  Over the course of New Zealand’s summer …

 
Posted: December 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Have you ever looked at a lake or a river and thought “I wonder what’s in the water?”Well, thanks to Kat Kavanagh and her Water Rangers testkits, you can actually find out what’s in your local waterbody. You can become a citizen scientist! Credit: Jessica Gordon Kat Kavanagh is the executive director and a co-founder …

 
Posted: July 4, 2019 at 10:56 am

In 2016 the Toronto Monitoring Hub began publishing data to Swim Guide for the first time from sites along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Toronto, Canada. Since then hundreds of volunteer citizen scientists, have helped to sample the Toronto shorelines and ensure that the water quality results are available on Swim Guide. Swim Drink Fish …

 
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