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The Swim Guide is website and app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android (2.1 or higher) that makes it easy to find and learn about your favorite swim beaches.
The app uses real time E.coli data to flag beaches that are safe or unsafe for swimming, or have no data. While Swim Guide does not consider toxic pollution or other potential environmental concerns, it is a useful tool for people who want to avoid bacterial contamination.
Swim Guide was developed by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in Toronto, Canada and has since spread to include beaches in the United States. In the Spring of 2011, Ottawa Riverkeeper launched Swim Guide for the Ottawa River and the app now includes freshwater beaches on the Ottawa River in Ontario and Quebec. In the near future Swim Guide will be available in french and spanish.
For more information and to download the app, visit www.theswimguide.org