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, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Last updated 28 May 2020Toronto beachesThere are 11 official city beaches in Toronto and currently you can access all of them. However Toronto’s beaches are not being maintained or supervised. According to the City, “beaches are currently closed and not supervised.” The City’s definition of open and closed is below: When a beach is open: …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: May 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Swim Drink Fish is proud to announce we now operate Blue Flag Canada. Blue Flag is a world-renowned certification program for eco-friendly beaches, boats, and marinas. With this exciting news, Swim Drink Fish joins the Blue Flag International network of 47 National Operators. Beachgoers around the world recognize the iconic Blue Flag. And Blue Flag …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

This post was last updated 28 May 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 curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some beaches …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
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 …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
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: 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: September 25, 2018 at 11:49 am

Introducing the Swim Drink Fish Video Series In 2018, Ace Hill, Swim Drink Fish, and Studio Sophomore produced a video series about Lake Ontario to highlight stories about swimmable, fishable, drinkable water. We are proud to share them with you. For the past two years, Ace Hill Beer has been one of Swim Drink Fish’s …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: August 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

Swim Guide is excited to introduce our brand new photo submission feature for our iOS and Android app. The photo submission feature and the beach image database are part of Swim Guide’s international citizen-science effort to collect data on beaches around the world. Photos are incredibly important pieces of evidence. When Swim Guide users are …

 
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