Annual Swimming Season Statistics (1999-2012)

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Summary of Annual Beach Notifications

To help beachgoers make informed decisions about swimming at U.S. beaches, EPA gathers state-by-state data about beach closings and advisories. Between 1999 and 2012, EPA published a national summary report about the previous year’s swimming season data.

The 2012 report is the final annual beach report. You can find the most currently available swimming season statistics in BEACON.


2012 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the eighth consecutive year, in 2012, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2012 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Grand Portage
Guam
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Makah Tribe
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

See the latest information that coastal and Great Lakes states, territories and tribes have sent to EPA.

2011 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the seventh consecutive year, in 2011, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2011 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Grand Portage
Guam
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Makah
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2010 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the sixth consecutive year, in 2010, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2010 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2009 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the fifth consecutive year, in 2009, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2009 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2008 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the fourth consecutive year, in 2008, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2008 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2007 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

For the third consecutive year, in 2007, the nation’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches were open 95 percent of the time during the swimming season. Read about more 2007 national beach monitoring and notification statistics as well as recent developments in EPA's beach program.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2006 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

State factsheet Raw data
Alabama
Alaska
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

2005-1999 Swimming Season Statistics

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.