Swim Guide

Swim Guide helps people connect with the water’s edge

Swim Guide was launched in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed more than a decade ago to help address water quality concerns and answer your question: Is it safe to swim here? Swim Guide is now international yet continues to help people around the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed connect to their local water and understand health risks associated with recreating in the water.

When the connection between you and your water fades, so does your instinct to protect it. Find safe places to swim and play, report pollution and get involved to help protect your local waters.

If you can’t find water quality information for your local swimming spot, consider rallying your community to do your own water quality monitoring.

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