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Posted: February 2, 2017 at 11:54 pm

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest Swim Guide affiliate. Joining us from Oregon is the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council. SDCWC brings over 10 year of water quality data to Swim Guide, for the watersheds in their boundaries. These include the Salmon River, Devils Lake, ​Drift Creek, and Schooner Creek and …

 
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Posted: January 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

Yesterday, 24 January 2017, the number of individual Swim Guide users hit 1,000,000. This is obviously a big deal for the Swim Guide team (we celebrate successes with giant cookies in our office). More importantly, this is a huge win for everyone who cares about swimmable water. Swim Guide was launched in Toronto, in 2011. Sketched …

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Posted: January 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Swim Guide users love their homewaters. Happy 2017. Swim Guide provides water quality for over 7,000 beaches, in four countries. We have beaches in all provinces in Canada, in 34 states in the US, in Baja and Baja Sur in Mexico, and over 700 beaches in New Zealand. Some of the most stunning swimming places …

 
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Posted: December 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Sponsor a BeachLooking for the perfect holiday gift for someone you love? Sponsor any beach in Swim Guide. We’ll create a custom banner on your favourite beach in Swim Guide, recognizing your pledge for clean water. Swim Guide beach sponsorships are $500 a year. In honour of the holidays, we’re offering any beach to supporters …

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Posted: December 13, 2016 at 9:50 am

The independent electricity and gas retailer is back, helping locals and visitors easily find a great, clean places to swim for the 2016-17 swim season.Swim Guide is thrilled to announce that Pulse Energy is returning for the third time as the Swim Guide sponsor for New Zealand. Thanks to Pulse Energy’s efforts, the most current …

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Posted: November 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, starting at 9AM, swimmers will take to the water at Coronation Park, on Lake Ontario. And the swimming is not going to stop until the following morning, at 9AM. This 24 Hour Cold Water Relay, the Day and Night for the Great Lakes Trust Swim, will raise money for the Great …

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Posted: October 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

You can win a pair of SeaSpecs Classic Sunglasses just by learning more about the health risks associated with secondary contact recreational water activities.Participating in recreational water activities other than swimming does not exempt you from the health risks associated with poor water quality. Recreational water activities with limited water contact can also put you …

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Posted: September 16, 2016 at 8:44 am

Swim Guide announces partnerships with PortsToronto and Audiobooks at the end of Swim Guide’s most successful summer to dateLabour Day weekend marked the end of water quality monitoring season for most beaches across Canada and in the northern US states. 2016 was Swim Guide’s most successful summer to date. Following the launch of the newest …

 
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Posted: September 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

In an effort to describe the absurd beauty of their state Montanans have taken to referring to Montana as “The Last Best Place.” Montana was named for its mountains. There are over one hundred named mountain ranges in Montana. And where there are mountain ranges there are headwaters. True to form, Montana’s mountain fed lakes …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: September 2, 2016 at 12:22 am

“Where can I swim?”Swim Guide is the most popular beach information service in the world. It’s also free, because we believe people should always be able to answer the question, “Can I swim here?”. We need your help to keep Swim Guide running. Nearly 1 million people rely on Swim Guide to find great swim …

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Posted: July 27, 2016 at 8:30 am

Heading to the beach this weekend? The free Swim Guide app can help you find the best beaches: www.theswimguide.org. The Swim Guide app and Swim Guide website (www.theswimguide.org) provides the most up to date water quality information for over 7,000 beaches across Canada, the USA, Mexico and New Zealand. In addition, it shows you which …

 
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Posted: July 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

There are few environmental organizations that have found a way to grow public enthusiasm for science-based programs. Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) is one of the few that have figured it out. Through their programs, which have grown to encompass a range of human health and environmental monitoring elements, PWA has not only sparked national media interest, but also …

 

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