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Waterkeeper Swim Guide

By Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

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**As seen in Men’s Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, LA Times, and Mashable.**

The Swim Guide makes it easy to know the water quality at your beach. Explore and enjoy the best beaches in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and Mexico with Swim Guide.

With 7,000 freshwater and marine beaches and swimming sites on the Swim Guide app and website makes finding clean, swimmable water simple. And thanks to Pulse Energy Swim Guide now has water quality information for over 600 New Zealand beaches.

The Swim Guide is the only charity app of its kind. The Swim Guide provides you with current recreational water quality information for your favourite beaches and swimming holes. Every beach is marked with a Green or Red icon so you know when the water at your favourite beach is clean for swimming and when the water quality is poor.

With Swim Guide, finding the right beach for you and your family is easy:

- Green icon tells you your beach has met water quality criteria. Red icon tells you the water quality has failed latest water quality test
- Tap on a beach status for more information
- Source section tells you who samples the water at each beach and what water quality standards apply
- Date/time stamp tells you when a beach status was last updated in Swim Guide
- Historical status tells you percentage of time that beach has passed water quality tests
- Compare real-time and historical water quality information for many different beaches
- Pie and bar charts show the historical water quality of each beach when you tap on a beach status. - Access historical data reports by year, month, or quarter.
- Get alerted to other water quality issues like blue-green algae and sewage bypasses through alerts on the beach pages.

Finding a beach with clean, swimmable water for you and your family is easy with the Swim Guide:

- Use the app to find your closest beach.
- You can find the cleanest closest beaches to you by browsing the map, or by searching for a beach by name.
- Beach descriptions tell you about amenities, lifeguards, where to park, and everything else you need to know to enjoy a day at the beach.
- Discover a wide variety of beaches, ranging from city parks to remote lakes ideal for camping
- Get directions to the beach of your choice
- Bookmark your favourite beaches for easy access
- Use the app to tell your friends and family that you are at the beach!
- Share your favourite beaches with friends on Facebook and Twitter
- Panoramio integration shows up to 20 photos of every beach
- Swipe between different photos
- Original descriptions with photographs of 7,000 different beaches so you can learn a bit of history and geography as you explore!

Get involved! Use the Swim Guide to report pollution, support your local water organizations, and learn about the issues facing your homewaters.

What's New in Version 2.20

- Swim Guide launched in New Zealand in December 2014 with over 600 coastal and freshwater beaches!
- Swim Guide now has water quality info for beaches in Mexico.
- Pull to refresh beach list
- Panoramio integration shows up to 20 photos per beach
- Swipe between different photos
- Add photos to your pollution reports
- Date/time stamp tells you when a beach status was last updated
- Tap on a beach status for more information
- Pie and bar charts show the historical status a beach (tap the beach status to access)
- Source section tells you who samples a beach the applicable water standards
- More info about Swim Guide sponsors

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Customer Reviews


I have been using this app since it launched in 2011, and each version gets better and better- version 2.20's new features are brilliant- and the corresponding website just received a facelift I see! This is the app I always use to keep me and my family informed about the state of my local water bodies and favourite beaches. I feel better knowing that my family is swimming in safe waters, and whenever I leave Vancouver and travel to Florida, New York or California, I use it regularly to check in on the state of the local waters I visit. Tremendous value!

Love it in California!

The Swim Guide is very useful, especially in areas where beaches are sometimes closed due to pollution. This is a great guide to find out about new places you've never been, and to check and see if you're favorite swimming holes are open or closed. Being able to report pollution is a great feature too. Highly recommend the Swim Guide for anyone who enjoys the outdoors!

Super helpful!

This app is great for learning more about your local swim beaches. I always check my favorite sites before heading to the river to see if the beaches are safe for swimming. I use it when I am traveling too. It makes it really easy to find a great spot to cool off in the water. I love all the pictures!

Waterkeeper Swim Guide
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 2.20
  • Size: 6.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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