Swim Guide

Need a beach pronto? There's an app for that.

As a heat wave swept Toronto (and much of the country) last week, our thoughts turned to just one thing: jumping in a lake. Thank goodness we discovered the Swim Guide, a free app that tells you where the closest beach is, whether it’s safe for swimming and how to get there. While the design is utilitarian, the app fills an important summertime niche, with info on more than 800 different beaches in Ontario, Quebec, BC and several US states.