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Posted: May 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Alabama- The River State. It’s a well deserved, though not well known, alias. Over 124,000 km of rivers and streams crisscross the state. Another of Alabama’s unsung qualities is that its waterways house more freshwater biodiversity than any other state in the US. Alabama also stands out in the US for having lost more aquatic …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: February 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

This Valentine’s Day, Swim Guide wants to hear you say “I love you” to the one. To the one who is full of life. To the one that makes you happy every time you look at her. To the one who is always up for an adventure. To the one who never stops giving. To …

 
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Posted: January 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

This week we are welcoming the Surfrider Foundation’s Vancouver Island Chapter to Swim Guide. Folks, this is big and this is special. We are so lucky to have incredible water leaders like Surfrider volunteers joining our affiliates’ program.The Surfrider Foundation: for the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves, and beachesThe first quality of …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: December 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Well, Kiwis, Pulse Energy NZ has a very thoughtful gift for you this year! As part of Pulse Energy’s contribution to the environment and local communities, the independent electricity and gas retailer is bringing Swim Guide to New Zealand. Pulse Energy has been working hard to get the beaches, rivers, lakes, and swimming holes from …

 
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Posted: September 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

On 17 August 2014 two hundred swimmers made their way to Toronto’s Centre Island to participate in the second annual Toronto Island Lake Swim. In the days leading up to the race social media was abuzz with the question “Are we really going to swim in Lake Ontario?” While most of the excited pre-race chatter …

 
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Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

This just in: Fraser Health, a major health authority in British Columbia serving more than 1.6 million people from Burnaby to Boston Bar, now publishes recreational water quality results on its website! This is a great news for recreational water users. In August 2014, www.fraserhealth.ca made current information available to the public for 48 beaches …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: May 16, 2014 at 1:25 am

Ahhh Baja. Visitors are barely through the door and the beauty of Baja has them scrambling to find ways to stay forever on the peninsula. The clear blue waters in the Gulf of California and off Baja’s Pacific Coast are very literally teeming with life. A whopping third of the planet’s marine mammal species reside …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: April 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

It’s official. Swim Guide is now available on the Baja Peninsula, Mexico! This is the first expansion of the Swim Guide outside of Canada and the USA. It is a result of the hard work of our friends from Waterkeepers Baja Californias. A regional collaborative of non‐profit Waterkeeper programs throughout the Baja Peninsula, Waterkeepers Baja …

 
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Posted: August 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

The #InSummerWeSwim Instagram contest, launched August 1st, is a partnership between Waterkeepers Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Together, we want to see what inspires you about summer on the water! It can be your favourite beach or river, your friends swimming, or scenes from a watersport – anything at all. Winning photos will be selected …

 
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Posted: August 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Riley the Dog swam his way to first place in the Swimmable CA photo contest (pet category). Riley’s photo was accompanied by a video of Riley swimming on Monterey Bay with an open water swim team. Congratulations to Riley and thank you to all who entered the contest! Check out California Coastkeeper’s facebook page and …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

On July 10th, 2013 Charleston Waterkeeper completed their first official sample run under the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). The focus of their QAPP is to let the public know the “swimmability” of several tidal creeks and hotspots for swimming, kayaking, SUPing, and sailing. Charleston …

 
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Posted: July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Is it safe to swim in the river or Bay today?  Rona Kobell of the Bay Journal explored this question with some of our Swim Guide Affiliates, Chris Trumbauer,  West/ Rhode Riverkeeper; Dave Burden, the Virginia Coastkeeper & Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper.  We hope their answers empower you learn more about water quality concerns and …

 
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