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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 …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
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. …

 
, 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 …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

This post was originally written on 31 March 2020, and was last updated 28 July 2020. This page will be updated often with new information.The end of May typically marks the start of the summer at beaches across Ontario. This year, it will be an unprecedented swim season due to the measures in place to …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Hello everyone,How are you doing?We are here for you.In the face of the coronavirus virus pandemic, most of us are practicing “social distancing.” Swim Drink Fish, the organization behind Swim Guide, has adopted these practices. We’re encouraging our staff and network to always follow the advice of our health experts. This means working from home, …

 
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 …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
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 …

 
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