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Swimmers disappointed as summer ends
Charlotte, N.Y. On a hot holiday weekend families made their way to Charlotte/Ontario Beach, but on Sunday no swimming was allowed due to high bacteria levels in Lake Ontario.
It's a huge disappointment I came here when I was a kid, my mom came here when she was a kid, and it's a huge disappointment not to be able to share that with my children, said Elizabeth Chatfield, who was at the beach with her kids.
Chatfield frequents the beach and found it frustrating on a number of occasions when her family couldnt swim.
Every time we get there and my sons all excited and its such a huge disappointment to not even be able to get close [to the water] more often than not, said Chatfield. Now its getting to the point where its not even worth it.
But the beach has been open for swimming this summer more than its been closed.
As of Friday, out of 67 possible swimming days, Ontario Beach in Charlotte has been open 39 days.
Down the lake at Durand Eastman Beach out of those 67 days 54 have been open for swimming this season.
Senator Chuck Schumer and County Executive Maggie Brooks announced in July they are working to get federal funding to restore water quality and keep it clean so even more days can be open for swimming.