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Old 11-23-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Swam in Lake Tahoe around Halloween. High 50s.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Too cold for outdoor swimming even in mid-July?
I regularly swim outdoors in NEOH from June to September. You want cold, go dip your foot in the Pacific sometime.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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At one of the ponds in Hampstead Heath

Also at the stream in the English Garden in Munich
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Too cold for outdoor swimming even in mid-July?
Wooster July maximum: 81.8 degrees
Wooster July minimum: 60.3 degrees
Wooster July Mean: 71.1 degrees

These temperatures are from 1961-1990. I remember one summer some years ago where the July maximum was 78 degrees. It was nice for mowing the lawn; outdoor swimming pool attendance tanked that year.

I would want a mean air temperature of at least 80 degrees.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I regularly swim outdoors in NEOH from June to September. You want cold, go dip your foot in the Pacific sometime.
June-September is swimming season for me too

Lake Erie is pretty comfortable during that time period.

I have not had the opportunity to visit the Pacific but Lake Superior is a bit chilly for swimming most of the time too...
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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I live in Tennessee. Typically, the waterparks and similar public swimming holes roll up the carpet around Labor Day. I went swimming in a local deepwater lake on 10/9. I think that was a Sunday. After that, we had several cold snaps and other bad weather that made swimming no longer possible.

How late have you been able to swim in unheated, natural bodies of water in your local area?
Over in much of coastal California, the answer is "almost never!" Even during the summer the ocean water seldom rises above 72 degrees--even down south in San Diego! 75 degrees is what most would call very marginal for swimming.

The local creeks dry completely up every summer, and most reservoirs don't allow swimming.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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Swam in Lake Tahoe around Halloween. High 50s.
The water was in the high 50s or the air temp was in the high 50s? You must be some polar bear if the water was in the high 50s; even if the air temp was in the high 50s you must be mighty used to the cold unless you're dipping into a jacuzzi.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Last time I went full swimming in Lake Superior was mid-September. I did kayak in mid-October with an open top kayak and got half soaked. Water temps are unsafe now.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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We stop swimming in outdoor bodies of water in August. By September the temperature can drop enough that we see snow. The creeks and rivers around us are all snow runoff, so they stay mighty cold, until July. Maybe June if it's a really warm year. So we have a short swimming time frame.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Lake Erie when I lived in Ohio: Last week of September/Early October, I remember going in a couple times
Florida: Year round, really. I've been in the ocean at some point during every month of the year.
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