Media Release: Swimming Advisory for Port Sydney Beach

Posted On Tuesday July 28, 2020

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) The Town of Huntsville has been notified by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit that a swimming advisory has been issued for Port Sydney Beach effective July 28, 2020. Port Sydney swim lessons will be relocated to Hutcheson Beach at regular scheduled times. Registered participants will be contacted by Aquatics.

An advisory is a warning to swimmers but it is not a beach closure. During an advisory, a beach is posted with warning signs when the water contains levels of bacteria that indicate there may be an increased risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections and stomach disorders. If you choose to swim during an advisory, avoid ducking your head or swallowing the water.

Advisory signage is being posted at the beach and the Town of Huntsville will monitor the situation in accordance with the advice of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

The Town of Huntsville will notify residents when the advisory is lifted.

Refer to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org for details on:

Beach water testing
Understanding beach water quality

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Colleen MacDonald
Manager of Parks and Cemeteries
705-789-1751 x 2360
colleen.macdonald@huntsville.ca

Morven Barnes
Manager of Aquatics
Town of Huntsville
705-789-6421 ext. 3023
morven.barnes@huntsville.ca