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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, …

 
Posted: October 2, 2018 at 5:51 pm

As recreational water monitoring programs wind down in several locations across North America, many continue to run year round. States such as California, Florida, and Texas all offer beautiful beach weather year round, and that means the organizations that serve them continue their monitoring efforts across the calendar. We are thrilled to announce one of …

 
Posted: September 28, 2018 at 1:26 pm

About This Episode Toronto chef and restauranteur, Grant Van Gameren, and fourth generation fisherman, Kendall Dewey, are featured in this episode. While fishing on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County, they talk about the common misconceptions of fishing in this Great Lake. “You can’t have good fish without good water.” Grant Van Gameren is well-known …

 
Posted: September 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm

About This Episode This episode, titled Swim, profiles two members of the Swim Drink Fish movement: Madhu Nagaraja and Antonio Lennert. Madhu is a world renowned open water swimmer, who has swam across Lake Ontario, the English Channel and the Straights of Magellan (the first Canadian and Indian to do so). He’s also a Swim …

 
Posted: at 12:47 pm

About This Episode Krystyn Tully and Mark Mattson, co-founders of Swim Drink Fish, are joined by Blake Anderson, co-founder of Ace Hill Beer, in this episode. The importance of clean drinking water and Ontario’s dependence on Lake Ontario is discussed. 9 million people rely on Lake Ontario for their drinking water, including the 6.4 million …

 
Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:49 am

Introducing the Swim Drink Fish Video Series In 2018, Ace Hill, Swim Drink Fish, and Studio Sophomore produced a video series about Lake Ontario to highlight stories about swimmable, fishable, drinkable water. We are proud to share them with you. For the past two years, Ace Hill Beer has been one of Swim Drink Fish’s …

 
Posted: August 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

This summer we have been fortunate to join forces with many incredible environmental organizations around the world, all working towards a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Through the Swim Guide affiliate program, these organizations are more easily able to share the work they are doing to protect and restore their local waters. With over 80 affiliates …

 
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