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Posted: October 25, 2021 at 11:33 am

Ten years ago, Swim Guide was launched to answer the question, “Where can I go swimming?” For the past decade, our small but dedicated team has been connecting you to your local waters by providing reliable facts and figures about beach water quality. Swim Guide is the most popular beach information service in the world, …

 
, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: June 19, 2021 at 10:37 am

With over 8,000 beaches, keeping Swim Guide’s photos up-to-date is a monumental task. If you are interested in lending a hand, here is how you can help from the comfort of your own home. The photo submission feature and the beach image database are part of Swim Guide’s international citizen-science effort to collect data on …

 
Posted: April 21, 2021 at 12:26 pm

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Spotlight segment! As our Swim Guide Affiliate program continues to grow, we would like to share the exciting and diverse work that other affiliates in the community do with all of you. For this Swim Guide Spotlight, we reached out to Ray Hiemstra from Orange County …

 
Posted: January 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

Citizen Science is the backbone of Swim Drink Fish. Let’s take a deep dive into what Citizen Science really is, and why we at Swim Drink Fish advocate so strongly for it. 1. What is Citizen Science? Citizen Science, also called community or public science, has many definitions. This is because Citizen Science takes many …

 
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, …

 
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