Swim on! All PHMDC-monitored beaches open Saturday

MADISON, Wis. — Saturday is set to be a scorcher, and there’s no better way to cool off than by taking a dip at a local beach.

Beach-goers are in luck. All of the beaches monitored by Public Health Madison and Dane County are open for swimmers.

PHMDC monitors beaches around the county for E. coli bacteria, blue-green algae and other toxins in order to protect swimmers. As of 11:30 p.m. Saturday, all 22 beaches, as well as the Hudson Park Lake Access Point, are good to go.

Swimmers should still check for signs of blue-green, green, reddish-purple or brown algae blooms before jumping in.