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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: April 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper’s SPLASH Miami event was a huge success! Over the weekend, the community rallied together at the Biscayne Nature Center to celebrate swimmable water in Biscayne Bay. Kids and adults alike created works of art inspired by nature, learned about the critters of the sea, and went on a discovery walk through the …

 
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Posted: March 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

The average American loves beaches, spending about 10 days per year by the water. The US EPA doesn’t want to pay to monitor beach health anymore, and has announced that it will cut millions of dollars in annual funding beginning next year. There are 3.5-million people getting sick each year after swimming in polluted waters, …

 
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Posted: February 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Right when we are gearing up for Swim Guide’s first full summer at U.S. beaches, the Environmental Protection Agency announces it will eliminate a key government program that helped fund beach water quality monitoring at thousands of beaches across the country. The cutback would kick-in during 2013 and could mean an end to water quality …

 
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Posted: July 29, 2011 at 12:37 am

Summer is half over and we all need some sun, sand and swimming. Thanks to North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper, finding your perfect beach just got easier. This week, Riverkeeper launches the Swim Guide in Alberta, a brand new – and completely free – smartphone app and website. Swim Guide helps you locate your closest, cleanest beach, …

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Posted: July 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Hot on the heels of our successful iPhone app, the Swim Guide app is now available for Android devices. Want to be part of our beta test? Download the app now, check out a bunch of beaches, mash a bunch of buttons, and let us know if you can make it crash or act wonky …

 
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Posted: July 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Front page of the Metro section on Saturday, July 9 2011 … check out the full page spread about Swim Guide:Swim Guide, a website and free Android app that gives real-time updates of the water quality along the lake looks to be a strong move in the right direction. “This is the coolest thing we’ve …

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Posted: July 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

If you’re still using Version 1.0 of Swim Guide for iPhone®, it’s time to upgrade! We’ve made two updates to Swim Guide since its first release. Both updates improve the way the app locates you and your closest beaches. The update also gives you way more information about beach law and policy. Look under “Learn” …

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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

You asked for some new features on our website, and we made them!

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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: at 10:02 am

Fraser Riverkeeper is working with distance swimmer Bill Wittur and the new, free iPhone Swim Guide app that will track his progress as he attempts to swim the length of Okanagan Lake beginning June 17.  Wittur, who currently resides in London, ON, arrived in Vancouver on June 10th to support the launch of the Swim Guide …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 10, 2011 at 11:59 am

Get instant, up-to-date information for over 800 beaches in Canada and the US with new Swim Guide app. First-of-its-kind app uses 70 government sources to help users source the closest beaches and cleanest waters – and how to get there TORONTO, ON (June 10, 2011) – For millions of summer beach seekers, finding and enjoying …

 
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Posted: June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

The story of Swim Guide – we hope you like it!Swim Guide began in Toronto, Canada. A team of staff and volunteers at the charity Lake Ontario Waterkeeper set out to answer this simple question: is it safe to swim in Lake Ontario? As it turns out, reliable facts and figures about beach water quality …

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