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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 …

 
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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 …

 
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