We believe you should never get sick from swimming in contaminated waters.
Whether it’s Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County, or Charles Dayley Park in Port Dalhousie, Swim Guide lets you know, in real time, if your favourite place to swim in Lake Ontario is clean.
During the summer months, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper staff ensures water quality information for over 1000 Great Lakes beaches is updated every day with the most current data.
Because the more people choose clean water over polluted water, the more waterborne illnesses will be prevented.
Summer is for swimming. So check Swim Guide, get out there and swim!
Canadians love swimming in beautiful natural swimming spots. But most swimming and recreational water use sites that people visit are not monitored for water quality.
In order to ensure people have the real-time water quality information they need to prevent them from getting sick we need to continue supporting and expanding beach water quality monitoring programs.
The more people choose clean water over polluted water, the more waterborne illnesses will be prevented.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper built Swim Guide for one reason: we want people to explore, enjoy, and fall in love with the beach so that our lake will be protected for generations to come.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper will honour you, your family, or your company with recognition on your favourite beach in Swim Guide (www.theswimguide.org).
Recreational Water Users
Are you a recreational water user? Do you want to know more about the quality of your lake? Sign up here!
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