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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 …

 
Posted: May 29, 2019 at 6:03 pm

As the weather warms across much of the northern hemisphere, recreational water monitoring programs are gearing up for the swim season ahead. Swim Guide is honoured to work alongside over 80 affiliate organizations who conduct critical work in their local communities and watersheds. We are thrilled to welcome four new affiliates to our family, just …

 
Posted: February 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

At Swim Guide, our core mission is to provide the public with easier access to recreational water quality data. What started as a localized endeavor in the Great Lakes Region has expanded to be an international operation, serving over 3 million people. This past summer Swim Guide took a big step by expanding into Europe …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: November 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Swim Guide protecting public health and clean water with launch of first open data standard for recreational water quality thanks to CIRA’s Community Investment Program. TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Swim Guide, the world’s leading beach information service, is pleased to announce the release of its open data standard for the automated exchange of recreational …

 
Posted: at 12:42 pm

Since Swim Guide’s earliest days, Miami Waterkeeper has been one of our greatest supporters and champions. Multi-faceted and community-oriented, Miami Waterkeeper is a leading voice for Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Now, after years of advocacy, research, and outreach, Miami Waterkeeper has launched their own recreational water monitoring program. We couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome …

 
Posted: October 31, 2018 at 10:12 am

In August 2018, Swim Guide welcomed our first European country and affiliate. Today, we are thrilled to announce that we are continuing to expand in Europe, welcoming Surfrider Foundation Europe and France to Swim Guide. Swim Guide has worked closely with the Surfrider Foundation across North America, and we are ecstatic to welcome their European …

 
Posted: October 29, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Swim Guide and Swim Drink Fish are excited to announce two new positions as a part of our newest program, the Great Lakes Communities Monitoring Initiative. About the Great Lakes Communities Monitoring Initiative The Great Lakes Communities Recreational Waters Monitoring Initiative is a four-year demonstration project to engage underserved communities in water quality monitoring, data-sharing, …

 
Posted: October 5, 2018 at 11:15 am

At Swim Guide, our affiliates represent an expansive network of ENGO’s, universities, governments, businesses, and more. Some groups join Swim Guide as seasoned organizations, while others work with us from the ground floor. For Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, our newest affiliate, building a water monitoring program and using Swim Guide to share their results has been …

 
Posted: October 3, 2018 at 5:38 pm

On September 28-29, 2018, Swim Guide, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, and Watermark Project were fortunate to attend Great Lakes Open Water Adventures and Great Lakes Trust’s 24-hour Open Water Relay Swim event. The now annual event took place in Oakville, Ontario along the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. Over 80 recreational water users got on, in, …

 
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