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Posted: May 4, 2021 at 4:08 pm

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Spotlight segment! As our Swim Guide Affiliate program continues to grow, we would like to share the exciting and diverse work that other affiliates in the community do with all of you. For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Matthew Starr from the Upper …

 
Posted: April 21, 2021 at 12:26 pm

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Spotlight segment! As our Swim Guide Affiliate program continues to grow, we would like to share the exciting and diverse work that other affiliates in the community do with all of you. For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Ray Hiemstra from Orange County …

 
Posted: January 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

Citizen Science is the backbone of Swim Drink Fish. Let’s take a deep dive into what Citizen Science really is, and why we at Swim Drink Fish advocate so strongly for it. 1. What is Citizen Science? Citizen Science, also called community or public science, has many definitions. This is because Citizen Science takes many …

 
Posted: July 28, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Swim Guide is here to help you connect with water. For most people, that means delivering reliable, up-to-date information about your favourite swimming spots. During Covid-19, we have expanded our efforts to keep you safe at the beach Here’s a summary of the new features and services in Swim Guide that explain how Covid-19 has …

 
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Posted: July 23, 2020 at 11:48 am

People are often surprised to learn that Swim Guide is a service created and managed by a small team of people at Swim Drink Fish, a Canadian charity. The project started as a simple attempt to answer the question “Can I swim in Lake Ontario?”. Today, Swim Guide is a global network of people looking …

 
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Posted: July 22, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Swim Guide’s parent organization, Swim Drink Fish, is thrilled to recognize the 100 Affiliate organizations joining Swim Guide for the 2020 swimming season. Swim Drink Fish published a news release July 23, 2020 recognizing the affiliates who contribute beach water quality data to the platform so that you can access the water safely this summer. …

 
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Posted: July 2, 2020 at 5:46 pm

What you need to know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and beaches for Independence Day weekend 2020Last updated: Friday July 3, 2020 Independence Day Beach Closures in California California State Parks: California State Parks in Souther California and in San Francisco are will be closing temporarily from July 3- July 5. According to the state government, …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: June 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Over a hundred years ago, on a steamy summer day,Chicagoans were enjoying the city’s Lake Michigan beaches. Temperature records from the 27th of July 1919 say it was a scorching 35C outside (96F). Chicago only had four municipal beaches at the time. These four beaches were in the north part of the city, far from …

 
Posted: June 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Canada has thousands of kilometers of shoreline, spanning both coasts as well as the many lakes, rivers, and other swimming spots inland. It’s no wonder Canada is home to so many world-class waterfront destinations. In early 2020, Swim Drink Fish, the nonprofit behind the Swim Guide initiative, became the National Operator of the Blue Flag …

 
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Posted: June 9, 2020 at 10:57 am

French version to followBlue Flags awarded to 29 beaches and nine marinas in Canada this year, announces Swim Drink Fish June 9, 2020 Toronto, Ont. – Twenty-nine beaches and nine marinas have earned the prestigious Blue Flag Canada certification this year. Blue Flag is an international award given to beaches and marinas that meet high environmental, …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

This post was first published on 28 May 2020, and last updated 10 July 2020.Toronto beachesThere are 11 official city beaches in Toronto. There are lifeguards are on duty at 10 of Toronto’s beaches. These include: Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag) Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag) Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag) Marie Curtis Park East Beach Sunnyside …

 
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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