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Posted: July 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

Imagine living along the shores of a beautiful, expansive waterbody but fearing it due to pollution and contamination. Imagine your city, one which you lovingly call home, dismissing these waters as forever unswimmable, lost to decades of development and neglect. Now, imagine yourself standing along that same shoreline 20 years later, bathing suit on, about …

 
Posted: July 3, 2018 at 10:53 am

We are excited to be expanding our network in the state of Georgia by welcoming Savannah Riverkeeper to the Swim Guide affiliate program. Even more exciting is that Savannah Riverkeeper’s Swim Guide program is going to be powered by their Veterans for Clean Water program, a program that trains veterans as citizen scientists to monitor …

 
Posted: June 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm

It has been a busy season for new affiliates at Swim Guide, and we are thrilled to announce another in Watauga Riverkeeper! As an initiative of long time Swim Guide affiliate MountainTrue, Watauga Riverkeeper works to protect, monitor, and restore the beautiful natural waters of western North Carolina. The Watauga Riverkeeper The Watauga Riverkeeper is …

 
Posted: June 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

It is with great pleasure we welcome our newest Swim Guide affiliate, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh! Operating out of the Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC), UW OshKosh has been actively involved in Wisconsin’s Great Lakes beach monitoring program since 2003. Having expanded in recent years, the beach monitoring team now includes inland sites as …

 
Posted: June 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm

It is with great excitement that we are announcing the newest Swim Guide affiliate, Sound Rivers! They bring a long history of conservation and advocacy to our growing Swim Guide network in the state of North Carolina. Sound Rivers Founded in 2015 with the merger of two of the state’s oldest grassroots conservation organizations, Sound …

 
Posted: June 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

Did you know that Swim Guide was created in Toronto, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Ontario?  Swim Guide was born out of the question “is it safe to swim in Lake Ontario?”, and the Swim Guide team continues to develop and manage Swim Guide from our headquarters in downtown Toronto. Swim Guide has grown …

 
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Posted: May 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

May 31, 2018 – TORONTO – Swim season has arrived in Ontario, and by June, water quality monitoring will be underway at many public beaches. The recreational water quality monitoring alerts the public about water contamination and many Ontarians rely on it to decide whether to swim. Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently …

 
Posted: May 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Memorial Day Weekend in the United States serves as the unofficial start to summer in the US, similar to Victoria Day weekend in Canada. People across the country are dusting off their lawn chairs, getting their pools open, and their boats on the water as the weather (and water) starts to warm up. While many …

 
Posted: May 25, 2018 at 11:08 am

We are excited to announce the newest Swim Guide affiliate, White River Waterkeeper! Not only are they a new affiliate, but they are also bringing the first swim sites in the state of Arkansas with them. This means we are welcoming and celebrating both a new affiliate and a new state to the Swim Guide …

 
Posted: May 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

For many, the May long weekend in Canada is the unofficial beginning of summer. It also marks the start of most seasonal recreational water quality monitoring programs across the country. To celebrate, we wanted to show some love for our Canadian affiliates. Our Canadian affiliates represent a vibrant network of grassroots organizations and committed individuals …

 
Posted: April 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Swim Drink Fish Canada is looking for someone to help compile a report on recreational and beach water quality databases. The contractor will prepare a report that answers the following questions: Where are recreational water quality monitoring bodies and beach managers in Canada and the USA currently storing recreational water quality data? Are those databases …

 
Posted: March 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our newest Swim Guide affiliate organization, Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter. The Kauai Chapter is our fist affiliate in Hawaii. We are simultaneously welcoming a brand new state and affiliate. Kauai Chapter’s recreational water quality monitoring work allows Swim Guide to share their water quality information for one of the …

 
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